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Counseling Latinos and la familia

Counseling Latinos and la familia
A Practical Guide

January 2002 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
 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. 

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
Key features


  • The book uses the multicultural competencies approach, which is a "hot" framework endorsed by all the leading authorities in multicultural counseling, as well as the ACA and APA.
  • Each chapter contains Self-Assessment exams.
  • The authors provide numerous case studies.

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