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Title The American Latino : psychodynamic perspectives on culture and mental health / edited by Salman Akhtar and Solange Margery Bertoglia.

Publication Info. Lanham ; Boulder ; New York ; London : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    305.868 AME    Available
Description xiii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-269) and index.
Contents A brief history of Latino immigration to the United States / Kelly Lopez -- Child-rearing by Latino immigrants / April Fallon and Carol Quintana -- Latino ethnic identity / Antonio Bullón and César A. Alfonso -- Latino gender roles / April Fallon and Pedro Bauza -- The role of religion and spirituality among Latinos / Amaro J. Laria -- Passion, morality, and resilience in movies about Latino immigrants / Salman Akhtar and Maria Elena Aguilo-Seara -- Help-seeking behavior and access to mental health care / Félix E. Torres -- Mental health and psychosocial risks in Latino Youth / Andres J. Pumariega, Consuelo Cagande, and Eugenio Rothe -- Individual and sociocultural dynamics in the treatment of Latino patients / Ricardo Ainslie -- On being a Latino psychotherapist in the United States / Solange Margery Bertoglia.
Summary "The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues focuses on the culture of the Hispanic population in the United States and seeks to replace stereotypes with portrayals based on factual information. The scope of the material covered is vast and includes the topics of ethnic identity, gender roles, religion and spirituality, family resilience, and the joys and sufferings of leading a bicultural life. Opening with a thorough survey of Latin American immigration tot eh United States and closing with an illustration-rich discourse on being a Hispanic American psychotherapist in this country, this book deals with both normative and psychopathological realms. Help-seeking patterns, vulnerability of some Hispanic youth to drugs and gang-related affiliations, and the fine technical adjustments involved in conducting psychotherapy with individuals of this growing subpopulation are elucidated with great compassion and empathy."--Back cover.
Subject Hispanic Americans -- Social conditions.
Hispanic Americans -- Mental health.
Hispanic Americans -- Psychology.
Added Author Akhtar, Salman, 1946 July 31-
Bertoglia, Solange Margery.
ISBN 9781442248564 (cloth : alk. paper)
1442248564 (cloth : alk. paper)
9781442248588 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1442248580 (pbk. : alk. paper)

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