ERIC Number: ED193373
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
An Ecostructural Family Therapy Approach to the Rehabilitation of the Latino Drug Abuser: History and Development.
Scopetta, Mercedes A.
An approach to the treatment of Hispanic (particularly Cuban) American families with drug abusing members is presented in this paper. The approach, developed by the Spanish Family Guidance Center in Miami, Florida, views dysfunctionality and drug abuse as emerging from a family's internal disorganization and ecological imbalance. In order to treat such a family, it is theorized, interactional patterns and structural relationships existing between its members, as well as other systems in the family's operational context, must be considered. The treatment plan described involves restructuring and reorganizing these interactions and relationships into patterns that will enhance the lives of the individual family members and of the family group as a whole. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami Univ., Coral Gables, FL.
Note: Not available in paper copy due to institution's restriction. For related documents see UD 020 854-856 and UD 020 859-863. Prepared by the Spanish Family Guidance Center, Department of Psychiatry.