Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Eagles and Jaguars: Archetypal Interventions for Hispanic Adolescent Delinquents
by Flores, Abner E., M.A., Pacifica Graduate Institute, 2013, 66; 1522291
Abstract (Summary)

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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Fontelieu, Sukey
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
Publication Number: 1522291
ISBN: 978-1-267-98784-6
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