ERIC Number: EJ726780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 50
Immigrant Women and Counseling the Invisible Others
Yakushko, Oksana; Chronister, Krista M.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v83 n3 p292 Sum 2005
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 10.4% of the U.S. population, or approximately 28 million individuals, are immigrants (Schmidley, 2001). The amount of information on recent immigrants in psychological literature is sparse (Hovey, 2000; Pernice, 1994; Yoshihama & Horrucks, 2002), however, and there is even less information about the impact of immigration on women and their counseling needs and experiences (Hondagneu-Sotelo, 1999). Building on the existent literature, the authors first provide an overview of issues immigrant women face upon relocation to the U.S. Then, the authors use Bronfenbrenner's (1979) ecological model to outline mental health concerns and experiences of oppression for immigrant women and to identify counseling strategies for working with this population. Throughout the article, the authors focus on the experiences of Mexican immigrant women because Mexicans constitute the largest group of new U.S. immigrants and make up 64% of the total U.S. Latino population (Guarnaccia, 1997; Montgomery, 1994).
Descriptors: Immigrants, Females, Counseling, Immigration, Experience, Mexicans, Counseling Techniques, Intervention
American Counseling Association. P.O. Box 2513, Birmingham, AL 35201-2513. Tel: 800-633-4931; Web site: http://www.counseling.org/Publications/Journals.aspx.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: United States