Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Providing Hope: A Systematic Development of a Resource Manual for Mental Health Professionals Treating Latino/a Adolescents with Suicidal Ideation
by Gutierrez, Rebecca, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2017, 174; 10279622
Abstract (Summary)

This resource guide was developed to further cultural competency for mental health clinicians working with suicidal Latino/a adolescents (ages 10-18) based on a comprehensive review of the literature. The development of the resource consisted of three main steps: 1. Reviewing the literature to determine risk and protective factors of suicide for Latino/a youth; 2. Reviewing literature to determine common themes of Evidence-Based Practices focused on addressing suicide for adolescents; and 3. Integrating the literature from both topics to inform the contents of the manual. The resource guide provides the results in a brief, user-friendly format for clinicians to use as an adjunct for treatment for suicidal behaviors in Latino/a youth. The manual also includes six exercises that were developed based on results from the literature review, including family-focused sessions. Recommendations for further study include evaluation from field experts and training workshops to receive feedback to support its efficacy in therapy and modify as needed.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Castaneda-Sound, Carrie
Commitee: Zapata-Martinez, Rosie, deMayo, Robert
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 78/09(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Mental health, Psychology
Keywords: Latino/a adolescents, Mental health professional, Resource manual, Suicidal ideation, Systematic development
Publication Number: 10279622
ISBN: 978-1-369-74872-7
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