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Counseling Latinos and la familia

Counseling Latinos and la familia
A Practical Guide

  • Azara L Santiago-Rivera - University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, USA, State University of New York, Albany, NY, USA
  • Patricia Arredondo - Arredondo Advisory Group-Phoenix, USA, Arredondo Advisory Group-Phoenix, President, Arredondo Advisory Group-Phoenix, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, USA, Director, Clinical Inquiry, Medicine Patient Services, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA
  • Maritza Gallardo-Cooper - Circles of Care, Inc.

January 2002 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Counseling Latinos and la familia provides an integrated approach to understanding Latino families and increasing competency for counsellors 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 counselling strategies, focusing on the multicultural competencies approach
1. Understanding Latino Perspectives: The Multicultural Counseling Competencies
2. Understanding Latino Families: Historical and Sociopolitical Multicultural Contexts
3. Understanding Latino Families From Multiple Contexts: Essential Frames of Reference
4. Understanding Latino Families: Redefining Their Diversity
5. Understanding Latino Families in Transition
6. Initial Stage of the Counseling Process: Issues and Alternative Strategies
7. The Middle and Last Stages of Counseling
8. Latino Family Counseling: Models of Helping
9. Future Directions
Appendix A: Selected Measures of Acculturation
Appendix B: Glossary of Terms
Appendix C: Culture-Centered Clinical Interview
Appendix D: Selected Bibliotherapy Resources
About the Authors

"This book is a truly practical guide for counselors or clinicians interested in serving Latino or Hispanic families."

Dr. Freddy A. Paniagua
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas Medical Branch
Contemporary Psychology, APA Review of Books

Azara L. Santiago

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... More About Author

Patricia Arrendondo

Patricia Arredondo, Ed.D, is an Associate Professor in the Division of Psychology in Education at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona. She earned a doctorate in Counseling Psychology at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts. She is a licensed psychologist and began her professional career as a teacher. More About Author

Maritza Gallardo-Cooper

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... More About Author

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