This book is designed to serve as a core text for advanced and graduate students and researchers alike. Each chapter reviews the literature and current research related to its topic as well as providing suggestions for practice for psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups based on the review. Major topics in the field of groups are included: history, best practices, settings, groups across the lifespan, special topics, multicultural groups, as well as critical issues and emerging themes in group counseling and psychotherapy. Key features include: • Integration of current research and practice • Includes psychoeducational, counseling, and therapy groups for all topics New to this edition: 2-3 new chapters on cutting edge themes Thoroughly updated research more pedagogical elements (discussion questions, activities, resources, case examples, key terms, etc.) Reorganization based on reviews Test bank and powerpoints.

Chapter 19: Psychoeducational and Counseling Groups with Latinos/as

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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