This thesis explores the influences that affect Hispanic adolescent delinquency. By looking at the history, culture, myths, research in brain development, and the adolescent's own interpretations, this work proposes clinical applications for working with this population that are rooted in depth psychology. Using a hermeneutic methodology, interpretations through the lens of depth psychology of the language that is utilized by the adolescent delinquent are investigated. That language can be used to strengthen the therapeutic alliance and interventions. There are direct archetypal relationships between Mesoamerican/pre-Columbian native philosophies and Hispanic adolescent delinquency; relationships between the Mayan ballgame and sacrifice in gang activity, the Virgin of Guadalupe and male female relationships, and ancestral connections to the land and the love of the hood.
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 51/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Mental health, Counseling Psychology, Hispanic American studies|
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