ERIC Number: EJ852605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 6
Dr. Israel Cuellar (1946-2008)
Zamarripa, Manuel X.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v31 n3 p413-419 2009
On September 7th, 2008, the mental health field lost a trailblazing researcher and clinician as he lost his battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Israel Cuellar made significant contributions to the study of acculturation including its importance in delivering appropriate mental health services to diverse populations. In particular, the construction of the "Acculturation Scale for Mexican Americans-II" (Cuellar, Arnold, & Maldonado, 1995) has been and continues to be one of the most important instruments in the measurement of the acculturation process. It remains the most utilized instrument for measuring acculturation for Mexican Americans. For many of us in the mental health field, particularly those of us with an interest and passion to find ways to best serve the Latina/o population, he will remain an inspiration.
Descriptors: Health Services, Mexican Americans, Mental Health Programs, Acculturation, Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Researchers, Measures (Individuals), Recognition (Achievement), Psychology
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