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Counseling and Family Therapy with Latino Populations: by Robert L. Smith, R. Esteban Montilla

By Robert L. Smith, R. Esteban Montilla

For the Latino inhabitants, the relatives bond is robust and enduring. relatives serves because the fundamental resource of aid, care, suggestions, and therapeutic; all problems that come up for somebody are surmounted jointly. for that reason, a practitioner operating with a Latino customer needs to achieve the belief and recognize of the kin with the intention to perform remedy successfully. she or he needs to basically turn into part of that relations to inspire individuals to percentage their concerns with out the worry of breaching the arrogance of the relations. Counseling and kinfolk remedy with Latino Populations is helping the therapist to hitch the Latino family members which will establish and discover the problems that threaten their welfare. With this primary precept because the foundation, the book's editors and participants write chapters that target paintings with little ones and young people, team counseling and substance abuse counseling. They comprise particular case reports, tools, and techniques for intervention and supply perception into the cultural relevance in the back of each one instance. This booklet is an important source for therapists operating with Latino consumers who desire to provide powerful recommendations whereas carrying on with to price the integrity of family members culture.

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Rather than move away from extended ­ family, as Anglo American adults often do, Latinos migrate toward them (Mindel, 1980). Also, ­ unlike the dominant culture, boundaries around the Latino ­nuclear ­family are flexible, expanding to include grandparents, uncles, aunts, or ­cousins with natural ease (Alvirez, Bean, & Williams, 1981; Keefe, 1984; Ramirez & Arce, 1981; Vega, 1990). Children who are orphaned or whose parents are divorced may be included in the household of relatives, along with adults who have ­remained single, become widowed, or been ­divorced.

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