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.
|Commitee:||Bartee, Russell, Ramos-Ayala, Shamira|
|School:||Texas Wesleyan University|
|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|
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