Advancing work to effectively study, understand, and serve the fastest growing U.S. ethnic minority population, this volume explicitly emphasizes the racial and ethnic diversity within this heterogeneous cultural group. The focus is on the complex historical roots of contemporary Latino/as, their diversity in skin-color and physiognomy, racial identity, ethnic identity, gender differences, immigration patterns, and acculturation. The work highlights how the complexities inherent in the diverse Latino/a experience, as specified throughout the topics covered in this volume, become critical elements of culturally responsive and racially conscious mental health treatment approaches. By addressing the complexities, within-group differences, and racially heterogeneity characteristic of U.S. Latino/as, this volume makes a significant contribution to the literature related to mental health treatments and interventions.
Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D. received his doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Wright State University and completed his internship at the Boston University School of Medicine's Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology (CMTP). He is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a practicing Neuropsychologist. Nayeli Y. Chavez-Duenas, Ph.D. received her doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is an Associate Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she leads a graduate concentration program in Latino/a mental health. She is a practicing Clinical Psychologist.
Foreword Patricia Arredondo Part I: Socio-Cultural Foundations 1. The Diverse Historical Roots of Today's Latino/as: Learning from our Past to Move into the Future 2. Skin Color Differences within Latino/as: Historical & Contemporary Implications of Colorism 3. The History of Latino/a in the United States: Journeys of Hope, Struggle, & Resilience Part II: Understanding Within Group Latino/a Differences 4. Socio-historical Construction of Latina/o Gender Ideologies: Integrating Indigenous and Contemporary Perspectives into Treatment 5. Adapting to a New Country: Models & Theories of Acculturation Applied to the Diverse Latino/a Population 6. Skin Color Matters: Towards a New Framework that Considers Racial and Ethnic Identity Development Among Latino/as Part III: Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Clinical Practice with Latino/as 7. Towards a Complex Understanding of Mental Health Service Utilization among Latino/as: Considering Context, Power, and Within Group Differences 8. Roots of Connectedness: Application of Latino/a Cultural Values in Mental Health Care 9. Culturally Responsive and Racially Conscious Mental Health Approaches with Latino/as Part IV: The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals 10. The Impact of Latino/a Psychology on Racially & Ethnically Diverse Students and Professionals