The Psychohistorical Approach in Family Counseling With Mestizo/Latino Immigrants: A Continuum and Synergy of Worldviews

Patricia Arredondo, Robert M. Davison Avilés, Carlos P. Zalaquett, Maria Del Pilar Grazioso, Veronica Bordes, Liza Hita, Belinda J. Lopez

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Abstract

In April 2005, the International Association for Marriage and Family Counseling's yearly Distinguished Speakers series at the American Counseling Association Conference featured a presentation on family counseling with Mestizo/Latino immigrants. A panel composed of Latino counseling professionals representing varied Mestizo backgrounds discussed their personal and professional experiences surrounding the Mestizo/Latino diaspora. This article discusses population definitions, contextual variables, and demographics regarding Mestizos/Latinos, along with life transition issues and ethnic-heritage themes. A psychohistorical approach to family counseling is presented, and illustrative vignettes, including personal anecdotes by the conference presenters/authors, are provided. Recommendations for practice are offered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-27
Number of pages15
JournalThe Family Journal
Volume14
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2006

Keywords

  • Latino
  • Mestizo
  • cultural competence
  • ethnic identity
  • immigrants
  • psychohistorical approach
  • values
  • worldview

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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