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Latino families in therapy: A guide to multicultural practice

Author: Falicov,-Celia-Jaes
Author Background:
Date 1/1/98
Type Book
Journal Title: New York, NY, USA: The Guilford Press. (1998). xv, 303 pp.
Subject Matter Latino
Abstract Presents a framework for thinking about multiculturalism in therapy and provides insights and strategies for therapists working with Latino families. The author discusses clinical issues, family dynamics, and sociopolitical realities that are frequently shared by Latino clients, while at the same time learning to avoid stereotypical assessments that rob families of their individual histories and choices. /// The author s multidimensional ecosystemic comparative approach (MECA) to culturally sensitive psychotherapy is based on the idea that each person s cultural identity composes multiple forms of belonging, participation, and identification--including race, ethnicity, gender, religion, occupation, and social class. It is hoped that, with MECA as a guide, readers will learn to enhance therapeutic connectedness and facilitate effective assessment and treatment. This book is intended for use by family therapists and other clinicians working with culturally diverse clientele, and can serve as a text in clinical courses in family therapy, social work, and counseling. ((c) 1999 APA/PsycINFO, all rights reserved)(from the jacket)