ERIC Number: ED139586
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Psychotherapy with the Spanish-Speaking: Issues in Research and Service Delivery. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center Monograph Number Three.
Miranda, Manuel R., Ed.
There is strong evidence of the inadequacy of existing therapeutic modalities for Spanish speaking clients. Intended to bring together new information on the psychotherapeutic approaches, techniques, and goals appropriate to the Spanish speaking, this monograph contains seven articles which attempt to study the multiplicity of variables involved in the development of effective mental health services to the Spanish speaking. Focusing on the process involved in developing specific therapeutic techniques demonstrating their possible usefulness in working with the Spanish speaking, the articles discuss: mental health service utilization by Mexican Americans; mental health services in East Los Angeles--an urban community case study; Mexican American dropouts in psychotherapy as related to level of acculturation; psychotherapist ethnicity and expertise as determinants of self-disclosure; applicability of a behavioral model in serving the mental health needs of the Mexican American; assertive training with low income Mexican American women; and behaviorally oriented group therapy--a successful application in the treatment of low income Spanish speaking clients. (NQ)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Behavior Change, Cultural Influences, Delivery Systems, Facility Utilization Research, Females, Group Therapy, Health Needs, Individual Power, Individual Psychology, Low Income Groups, Mental Health, Mexican Americans, Models, Psychiatric Services, Psychological Services, Psychotherapy, Social Services, Spanish Speaking, Use Studies
UCLA, Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research Center, Los Angeles, California 90024 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Spanish Speaking Mental Health Research and Development Program.