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The Resource Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives, Mario A. Tovar

Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives, Mario A. Tovar

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Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives
Title
Mexican American psychology
Title remainder
social, cultural, and clinical perspectives
Statement of responsibility
Mario A. Tovar
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Providing in-depth coverage of the Mexican American population from social, cultural, and psychological (clinical) perspectives, this book promotes the understanding of cultural practices and sociological characteristics of this important ethnic group. There are now more than 32 million Mexican Americans living in the United States. As a result, the odds that a clinician will work with a member of this population--one of the fastest-growing minority groups in the United States--is extremely high. Understanding the culture, society, psyche, acculturation, assimilation, and linguistics specific to Mexican Americans, as well as their crises and appropriate interventions, is imperative to provide counseling/therapy services and culturally sensitive assessments. In this book, author Mario Tovar explains how Mexican American history and society affects the needs of this group and how services to Mexican Americans require adjustments as a result. Tovar documents significant differences among Mexican Americans depending on whether they are documented or undocumented immigrants, and on their place of origin--rural versus urban areas of Mexico, and northern versus southern Mexico, for example. Readers will understand how the region of the United States in which Mexican Americans settle can influence the development of certain traits for them and learn about mental and physical health care practices common to Mexican Americans, including folk medicine and 'healers' who often include grandmothers and elder neighbors. This book addresses the characteristics of members of this large and growing group of Americans as distinct from the generalized ethnic group of 'Latino Americans;' covers long-time U.S. residents and recent immigrants from Mexico as well as second and later generation Mexican Americans; provides extensive information about the Mexican American population from different perspectives that gives readers better insight and understanding about this important ethnic group; promotes cultural sensitivity when working with Mexican Americans in different settings; and describes specific clinical strategies that can be effective when working with Mexican Americans"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
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Tovar, Mario A.
Index
index present
LC call number
RC451.5.M48
LC item number
T68 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Race, ethnicity, culture, and health
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
  • Mexican Americans
Label
Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives, Mario A. Tovar
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to sociological and anthropological topics -- Overview of Mexican American psychology -- Mexican American history -- Contemporary Mexican American society -- Undocumented immigration and Mexican Americans -- Assimilation and acculturation of Mexican Americans -- Language, communication, and Mexican Americans -- Introduction to clinical topics -- Mexican Americans and mental health -- The clinical interview -- Counseling Mexican Americans -- Psychological assessments and evaluations for Mexican Americans -- Crisis interventions -- Future considerations
Control code
952980750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781440841477
Lccn
2016057092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)952980750
Label
Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives, Mario A. Tovar
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 159-177) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction to sociological and anthropological topics -- Overview of Mexican American psychology -- Mexican American history -- Contemporary Mexican American society -- Undocumented immigration and Mexican Americans -- Assimilation and acculturation of Mexican Americans -- Language, communication, and Mexican Americans -- Introduction to clinical topics -- Mexican Americans and mental health -- The clinical interview -- Counseling Mexican Americans -- Psychological assessments and evaluations for Mexican Americans -- Crisis interventions -- Future considerations
Control code
952980750
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 192 pages
Isbn
9781440841477
Lccn
2016057092
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)952980750

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