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Chicana And Chicano Mental Health

Author : Yvette G. Flores
ISBN : 9780816599950
Genre : Medical
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Spirit, mind, and heart—in traditional Mexican health beliefs all three are inherent to maintaining psychological balance. For Mexican Americans, who are both the oldest Latina/o group in the United States as well as some of the most recent arrivals, perceptions of health and illness often reflect a dual belief system that has not always been incorporated in mental health treatments. Chicana and Chicano Mental Health offers a model to understand and to address the mental health challenges and service disparities affecting Mexican immigrants and Mexican Americans/Chicanos. Yvette G. Flores, who has more than thirty years of experience as a clinical psychologist, provides in-depth analysis of the major mental health challenges facing these groups: depression; anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder; substance abuse; and intimate partner violence. Using a life-cycle perspective that incorporates indigenous health beliefs, Flores examines the mental health issues affecting children and adolescents, adult men and women, and elderly Mexican Americans. Through case studies, Flores examines the importance of understanding cultural values, class position, and the gender and sexual roles and expectations Chicanas/os negotiate, as well as the legacies of migration, transculturation, and multiculturality. Chicana and Chicano Mental Health is the first book of its kind to embrace both Western and Indigenous perspectives. Ideally suited for students in psychology, social welfare, ethnic studies, and sociology, the book also provides valuable information for mental health professionals who desire a deeper understanding of the needs and strengths of the largest ethnic minority and Hispanic population group in the United States.

The Handbook Of Chicana O Psychology And Mental Health

Author : Roberto J. Velasquez
ISBN : 9781135637026
Genre : Medical
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Mexican-Americans now constitute two thirds of what has become the largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States, Hispanics. They have distinct cultural patterns and values that those who seek to serve them competently as clinicians and educators, and those who attempt to study them, need to understand. This is the first comprehensive overview of the psychology of the Chicana/o experience since 1984. Solidly grounded in the latest theory and research, much of which is relevant to other Latina/o groups as well, The Handbook of Chicana/o Psychology and Mental Health is an indispensable source of up-to-date information and guidance for mental health and education professionals, their trainees and students; and for social and behavioral scientists interested in the impact of cultural differences in multicultural settings.

Speaking From The Body

Author : Angie Chabram-Dernersesian
ISBN : 0816526648
Genre : Health & Fitness
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In compelling first-person accounts, Latinas speak freely about dealing with serious health episodes as patients, family caregivers, or friends. They show how the complex interweaving of gender, class, and race impacts the health status of LatinasÑand how family, spirituality, and culture affect the experience of illness. Here are stories of Latinas living with conditions common to many: hypertension, breast cancer, obesity, diabetes, depression, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, dementia, ParkinsonÕs, lupus, and hyper/hypothyroidism. By bringing these narratives out from the shadows of private lives, they demonstrate how such ailments form part of the larger whole of Latina lives that encompasses family, community, the medical profession, and society. They show how personal identity and community intersect to affect the interpretation of illness, compliance with treatment, and the utilization of allopathic medicine, alternative therapies, and traditional healing practices. The book also includes a retrospective analysis of the narratives and a discussion of Latina health issues and policy recommendations. These Latina cultural narratives illustrate important aspects of the social contexts and real-world family relationships crucial to understanding illness. Speaking from the Body is a trailblazing collection of personal testimonies that integrates professional and personal perspectives and shows that our understanding of health remains incomplete if Latina cultural narratives are not included.

Social And Personal Identity

Author : Derek Layder
ISBN : 9781848606036
Genre : Psychology
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How can you understand yourself? Where do your views, attitudes and values come from and why do they change? This accessible and illuminating book provides a reliable guide to these questions. The book: · Demonstrates that personal identity is formed around basic needs for security and self-esteem and the personal desires that flow from them · Shows the role of the emotions in personal life · Explores the limits of approaches that deny the existence of 'individuals' and 'personal experience' · Demonstrates how we build on everyday problems and dilemmas of life to shape our moods, attitudes and feelings. Shrewd and compelling, the book will be of interest to anyone studying Social Psychology and Sociology.

Cultura Y Bienestar

Author : Ricardo A. Carrillo
ISBN : 1542581583
Genre : Alternative medicine
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"Western approaches to mental health care often fail to effectively treat ethnic minorities and underrepresented populations. This is especially true for clients from Mesoamerican cultures, whose spiritual values are often ignored by well-meaning but culturally insensitive psychotherapists, psychologists, and social workers. Ricardo Carrillo, PhD, and Concepcion Martinez Saucedo, PhD, founders of the Latino early intervention program Cultura y Bienstar, advocate including traditional healing practices into modern mental health care. Spiritually relevant and based on centuries of empirical testing, curanderismo and other Mesoamerican medicinal prqactices offer the culturally competent mental health practitioner the opportunity to successfully engage with underserved populations, increasing both treatment efficiency and client retention rates. From traditional herbal remedies proven effective by scientific testing to therapeutic ritual drumming, Mesoamerican healing practices have much to offer both their own communities and the world at large--powerful healing techniques that public health and mental health services cannot afford to ignore"--Back cover.

Cultural Competence And Healing Culturally Based Trauma With Emdr Therapy

Author : Mark Nickerson, LICSW
ISBN : 9780826142870
Genre : Psychology
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This is definitely a book whose time has come. One of the brilliant aspects of the EMDR therapy approach is that it makes it clinically possible to cut through social issues, and yet maintain its cultural consonance. From multiple contributions around the world, each chapter brings significant insights into how EMDR therapy can be culturally attuned and yet efficacious in preserving the individuality of each client. Highly recommended for those therapists who work in multi-cultural settings. -Esly Regina Carvalho, Ph.D., Trainer of Trainers, EMDR Institute/EMDR Iberoam√©rica and President TraumaClinic do Brasil/TraumaClinic Edi√ß√μes, Brasilia, Brazil. Underscoring the importance of cultural competence, this groundbreaking book focuses on using EMDR therapy with specific populations, particularly those groups typically stigmatized, oppressed, or otherwise marginalized in society. Drawing on social psychology research and theory as well as social justice and social work principles, it delivers general protocols for EMDR intervention for recovery from the internalized effects of cultural mistreatment. Employing best-practice methods for cultural competence as EMDR therapy is introduced to new cultures worldwide, the editor and esteemed EMDR clinician-authors relay their experiences, insights, guidance, and lessons learned through trial and error while adapting EMDR interventions for cross-cultural competency and therapeutic effectiveness The text defines cultural competence and validates the need for a multi-culturally aware approach to psychotherapy that embraces authentic socialidentities and attends to the impact of socially based trauma. Chapters address using EMDR therapy to heal the trans-generational impact of Anti-Semitism,working with the LGBT population, treating an immigrant woman suffering from social anxiety, healing individuals with intellectual disabilities, thetraumatizing effects of racial prejudice, harmful cultural messages about physical appearance, EMDR therapy attuned to specific cultural populations andsocially based identities, and many other scenarios. The text is replete with step-by-step treatment guidelines to help clients recover from traumatic lifeevents, dos and don‚Äôts, and common adaptive and maladaptive cultural beliefs. Key Features: Defines cultural competence and validates the need for a multi-culturally aware approach to psychotherapy Offers innovative protocols and strategies for treating socially based trauma within the EMDR model Presents best practice methods for cultural competence Includes step-by-step treatment guidelines and dos and don'ts Written by highly esteemed EMDR clinician-authors

A Borderlands View On Latinos Latin Americans And Decolonization

Author : Pilar Hernández-Wolfe
ISBN : 9780765709318
Genre : Medical
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This book's theory is grounded in the framework of decolonization developed by the modernity/coloniality collective project, Transformative Family Therapy, and Just Therapy.

Multicultural Multiracial Psychology

Author : Manuel Ramirez, III
ISBN : 9781461629641
Genre : Psychology
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This book presents a cognitive styles framework that explores the relationship between traditionalism/modernism and cognitive styles and offers a method for multiculturalism assessment and psychotherapy that promotes the development of pluralistic perspectives and lifestyles.

Psychology Perspectives For The Chicano And Latino Family

Author : Yvette Flores
ISBN : 1631891081
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"Firmly grounded in family psychology, "Psychological Perspectives for the Chicano and Latino Family" explores key issues affecting the psychology and well-being of Chicano and Latino families a the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. The book provides lifecycle perspective and analyzes Latino families through diverse theoretical models and foregrounds gender and sexuality as important components of being and experience. It gives readers an overview of major issues affecting Latino families today. It reviews theories that explain how migration and its legacy impact family patterns and highlights how various factors influence gender roles, parenting styles, and power structures within families across generations. "Psychological Perspectives for the Chicano and Latino Family" is a thought-provoking text for use in courses on Chicana/o studies, Latino studies, and women and gender studies. It can also be used in any course addressing diverse family structures in the United States. A native of Panama who was raised in Costa Rica, Dr. Yvette Flores came to the United States as a teenager. She attended universities in California, earning her Ph.D in clinical psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Flores has worked for over three decades as a licensed and research psychologist, and she is also a faculty member in Chicana and Chicano studies at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Flores emphasizes gender, sexuality, and ethnicity in her clinical, research, and teaching practices. She is currently researching men's mental health on both sides of the border."

Multiple Injustices

Author : R. Aída Hernández Castillo
ISBN : 9780816532490
Genre : Social Science
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Draws together over two decades of research by the author into activism and legal pluralism as practiced and understood by Indigenous women in Latin American countries, analyzing the struggles of indigenous women in Mexico, Guatemala, and Colombia to secure justice and equal rights. The ethnographic approach taken in the book analyzes activism and legal pluralism at the local, state, and international scales and synthesizes the author's experiences interacting with activists at those different levels. The manuscript draws on critical discourse and feminist theories to address the tensions and struggles indigenous women activists face in Latin America.

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