Counseling Latinos and la Familia A Practical Guide

ISBN-10: 0761923306
ISBN-13: 9780761923305
Edition: 2002
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Book details

List price: $100.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/20/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 248
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Counseling Latinos and la familia provides an integrated approach to understanding Latino families and increasing competency for counselors and other mental health professional who work with Latinos and their families. It provides essential background information about the Latino population and the family unit, which is so central to Latino culture, including the diversity of various Spanish-speaking groups, socio-political issues, and changing family forms. The book also includes practical counseling strategies, focusing on the multicultural competencies approach.nbsp;

Azara L. Santiago-Rivera, Ph.D, is an Associate Professor, and holds academic appointments in the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Departments, and the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology, Division of Counseling Psychology at the University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, New York. She earned a doctorate in Counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan. She is a National Certified Counselor and has held leadership positions within the counseling profession. She served as Vice President of the Latino Interest Network of the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development (AMCD), and President of Counselor's for Social Justice (CSJ) within the American Counseling Association. Her publications and research interests include bilingual therapy, health and the environment, and stress and coping. She has presented on these topics at major conferences, and published in such journals as the Journal of Professional Psychology: Research and Practice , and the Journal of Counseling and Development , including book chapters.nbsp;

Maritza Gallardo-Cooper obtained a BA from the University of Puerto Rico, an MA from the University of Houston, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She is a school psychologist and marriage family therapist with over twenty-five years experience as a clinician in the private sector practicing in Texas, Puerto Rico, and Florida. In addition, Dr. Gallardo-Cooper has supervised, developed, and directed a variety of mental health treatment programs in Florida. Currently, she is the program director of an outpatient clinic for a large consortium in Florida, a position she has held for the past twelve years. She was a member of the Hispanic Task Force in the 1978 President's Commission of Mental Health and has been involved in numerous professional training programs al the local, state and national level in areas such as child and family therapy, marital interventions, Latino psychology, and organizational development. Dr. Gallardo-Cooper's research interests focus on brief therapy models, treatment outcomes, biculturalism and bilingual therapy.nbsp;

Preface
Acknowledgments
Overview
Understanding Latino Perspectives: The Multicultural Counseling Competencies
Understanding Latino Families: Historical and Sociopolitical Multicultural Contexts
Understanding Latino Families From Multiple Contexts: Essential Frames of Reference
Understanding Latino Families: Redefining Their Diversity
Understanding Latino Families in Transition
Counseling Issues And Intervention
Initial Stage of the Counseling Process: Issues and Alternative Strategies
The Middle and Last Stages of Counseling
Latino Family Counseling: Models of Helping
Future Directions
Selected Measures of Acculturation
Glossary of Terms
Culture-Centered Clinical Interview
Selected Bibliotherapy Resources
References
Index
About the Authors

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