A key supplement for courses on multicultural counseling, this book is a practical volume that will help faculty and students see demonstrations of multicultural counseling in practice. The text covers evidence-based practices for working with five major ethnic groups, while weaving in other factors such as gender, disability, sexuality, and more. Each chapter has two case studies by an invited expert who also provides commentary and lessons drawing upon each case.
Chapter 5: Therapists as Cultural Architects and Systemic Advocates: Latina/o Skills Identification Stage Model
Therapists as Cultural Architects and Systemic Advocates: Latina/o Skills Identification Stage Model
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Introduction and Demographics
The cultural landscape in this country has already changed, as indicated by 2008 census data that reported for the first time, Latinas/os, Blacks, Asians, and other non-white residents accounted for half the populations of the nation's largest cities (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.-b). As the Latina/o population continues to grow in the United States, we can no longer assume that to know one means we understand all. According to the most recent census ...