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Counseling Latinos and la familia
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Counseling Latinos and la familia
A Practical Guide



February 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
 
Preface
 
Acknowledgments
 
PART I. OVERVIEW
 
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
 
PART II. COUNSELING ISSUES AND INTERVENTION
 
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
 
References
 
Index
 
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

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