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By: Edil Torres Rivera, Ivelisse Torres Fernández & Whitney Alexander Hendricks

In: Handbook of Group Counseling & Psychotherapy

Chapter 19: Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups with Latinos/as

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Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups with Latinos/as
Psychoeducational and counseling groups with latinos/as
Edil Torres RiveraIvelisse Torres FernándezWhitney Alexander Hendricks

Latinos/as are now the largest ethnic minority in the United States (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010). Data from the U.S. Census Bureau indicated that between 2000 and 2010 there were 50.5 million Latino/as in the United States—16% of the total U.S. population. Furthermore, Latinos/as in the military have increased drastically from 11.2% in 2006 to 48% in 2010 (Department of Defense, 2010). The demographic projections suggest in 2025 Latinos/as will be the largest ethnic minority group in the United States. Changes in the demographic composition have intensified the demand and need for counseling services for Latinos/as that are culturally and linguistically competent.

The mental health field has begun to ...

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