Description: In this chapter, the authors have delineated therapeutic frameworks that contribute to a sagacious, judicious, and responsive Latino-centered approach to counseling. All models discussed are empowering and strengths based, two important clinical elements in work with Latinas/os. Although a variety of methods are available, we emphasize the need to integrate culture, relational factors, communication synchronization, and practice accommodations with Latina/o clients. Because research and practice with Latinos is growing exponentially (Santiago-Rivera, Cardemil, Prieto, & Romero, 2012), we underscore the need for continued professional development in Latino culture, use of culturally grounded strategies, reliance on evidence-based findings, and on Latino-specific data as essential drivers of efficacious practice.
Source:Culturally Responsive Counseling With Latinas/os, by Patricia Arredondo, Maritza Gallardo-Cooper, Edward A. Delgado-Romero, and Angela L. Zapata
Understand Latino-centered counseling frameworks
Reflect on Latino-specific worldviews and how these can be integrated into psychological models and practices
Examine Latino-specific social justice and liberation theories as well as the integration of culturally specific spirituality and healing practices into counseling.