ERIC Number: ED435909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Empowerment Strategies from Latino/Latina Perspectives.
Arredondo, Patricia; Vazquez, Luis
The ability of counselors to use empowerment strategies depends on such interacting areas as level of self-awareness, knowledge, and skills; respect for the worldview of Latino clients; ability to view people from a strength rather than a deficit perspective; and willingness to suspend judgment and premature interpretation about the clients' presenting issues. The same qualities must also be present when counselors use advocacy strategies. Successful advocacy, like successful counseling, requires rapport, unconditional positive regard, and equity, all of which are characteristic of the Latino cultural values and perspectives discussed in this paper. Three case studies of Latino individuals referred for counseling are presented and then analyzed and discussed from a Latino/Latina perspective. (Contains 8 references.) (MKA)
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