Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Honoring the Resilience of Spanish-Speaking Immigrants and Achieving Client Retention by Using Solution-Focused Therapy with a Multicultural Lens
by Romero, Marilu, Ph.D., Texas Wesleyan University, 2019, 159; 27744232
Abstract (Summary)

With currently 58.9 million Latino individuals living in this country, it is estimated that by 2050, Latinos will comprise 38% of the population. Latinos in the United States (U.S.) currently underutilize mental health services. Out of those who do seek help, 70% do not return for a second visit. Many immigrant families need a Spanish-speaking therapist that can humbly see beyond their collective struggle to their collective triumph. By utilizing a qualitative narrative case study, the native Spanish-speaking principal researcher explored the ways in which honoring the resilience of Latino immigrant clients through a solution-focused therapy approach could increase retention and successful completion of therapy with 12 Latino immigrant families and individuals. Results showed 100% therapy completion after clients decided therapeutic goals had been reached after four to six sessions. Eleven resilience-based principles and their implications for clinicians were inferred from the data.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Metcalf, Linda
Commitee: Bartee, Russell, Ramos-Ayala, Shamira
School: Texas Wesleyan University
Department: Counseling
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Therapy, Counseling Psychology, Mental health
Keywords: Latino immigrants, Marriage and family therapy, Multicultural competence, Multicultural counseling, Solution-focused therapy, Therapy with Latinos
Publication Number: 27744232
ISBN: 9798645423919
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