Latino Families in Therapy A Guide to Multicultural Practice

ISBN-10: 1572305932
ISBN-13: 9781572305939
Edition: 1998
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 5/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 303
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Overview
Introduction
The Current Dilemma
Cultural Sensitivity versus Cultural Encapsulation
Ecological Niches and Cultural Borderlands
The Observer and the Observed in the Cultural Equation
A Generalist Framework for Culture: MECA
The Challenge of Describing Groups
A Word about Terminology
MECA: A Meeting Place for Culture and Therapy
Inside MECA
The Key Generic Domains
Comparing Cultural Maps: Family Maps and Therapist Maps
The Diaz Ortiz Family: A Case of Child Abuse
Meca Applied: What Maps Reveal
The Latino Experience: Movement and Change
Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans: An Overview
Why "Latinos" and Not "Hispanics"?
A Brief History of Latino Migration
Migration, Psychological Distress, and Help Seeking
Journeys of Migration: Opportunity and Continuity
The Migration Narrative
The Premigration and Entry Experience
The Uprooting of Meaning
Players in the Migration Drama: Rupture and Renewal
Journeys of Adaptation: Options for Change
Models of Culture Change
Models of Culture Change and the Therapist's Position
Dilemmas of Cultural Transition
Therapeutic Approaches to Cultural Transition
The Crossroads of Inner and Outer Worlds: Ecological Contexts
The Impact of Racism and Discrimination
The Race of Latinos
Race as a Social Construction
Racism and Migration
Residential Segregation and Social Maladies
Racism among Latinos
The Subtle Prejudice of Professionals
On Trusting Professionals
The Challenge of School and Work
Immigrant Children and School Achievement
Immigrant Parents and the Schools
Programs for Parents and Children
Work in a New World
Belief Systems: Religion and Health
Folk Health: Illness Beliefs
Folk, Religious, and Magical Healing
Religious Beliefs
Locus of Control and Styles of Coping with Adversity
Latino Family Bonds
Family Organization: The Safety Net of Close and Extended Kin
Concepts of Connectedness
The Cast of Characters, Roles, and Hierarchies
Communication Styles, Conflict Resolution, and Emotional Expression
The World of Couples: Reality and Myth
Engaging Latino Couples in Therapy
The Clash of Two Marital Ideologies
The Shifting Meanings of Gender Mystiques
Love in the Time of Cultural Transition: A Therapeutic Discourse
The Latino Family Life Cycle
Childhood and Adolescence
The Family with Young Children: Proper Demeanor or Self-Maximization?
The Family with School-Age Children: Brave in a New World
Adolescence: Between Two Worlds
Therapy Resources for Adolescence
Adulthood across the Lifespan
Young Adulthood: Staying Home and Moving On
Middle Age: A Full Nest
The Latino Elderly: Losses and a Shared Life
Dying and Grieving
Conclusion
Current Trends and Future Directions in Multiculturalism
Contexts for Multiculturalism: A Brief Review
Collective Identities and Cultural Exchange: A World of Variation
Multiculturalism and Psychotherapy
Cultural Emphasis: A Spectrum of Choice
A View to the Future
References
Index

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