Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Trim: 6⅜ x 9¼
978-1-4422-4856-4 • Hardback • April 2015 • $80.00 • (£62.00)
978-1-4422-4857-1 • eBook • April 2015 • $76.00 • (£58.00)
Salman Akhtar, MD, is professor of psychiatry at Jefferson Medical College and training and supervising analyst at the Psychoanalytic Center of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Solange Margery Bertoglia, MD, is on the faculty of Thomas Jefferson University, and has a clinical and forensic practice.
Part I: Prologue
1 A Brief History of Latino Immigration to the United States
Part II: Cultural Compass
2 Child Rearing by Latino Immigrants
April Fallon and Carol Quintana
3 Latino Ethnic Identity
Antonio Bullón and César A. Alfonso
4 Latino Gender Roles
April Fallon and Pedro Bauza
5 The Role of Religion and Spirituality among Latinos
Amaro J. Laria
6 Passion, Morality, and Resilience in Movies about Latino Immigrants
Salman Akhtar and Maria Elena Aguilo-Seara
Part III: Clinical Challenge
7 Help Seeking Behavior and Access to Mental Health Care
Félix E. Torres
8 Mental Health and Psychosocial Risks in Latino Youth
Andres J. Pumariega, Consuelo Cagande, and Eugenio Rothe
9 Individual and Sociocultural Dynamics in the Treatment of Latino Patients
Part IV: Epilogue
10 On Being a Latino Psychotherapist in the United States
Solange Margery Bertoglia
The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues offers an introduction to the largest ethnic minority group in the U.S. The text can be a useful resource for students and mental health professionals not familiar with this growing U.S. population.
— Nayeli Y. Chavez-Dueñas, Ph.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The collection of chapters in The American Latino: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues provide a basic overview of the U.S. Latino/a population. The contributors connect theory and clinical experience to help readers visualize diverse ways of working with Latino/as in mental health settings. This book will appeal to students and mental health professionals interested in the Latino/a experience.
— Hector Y. Adames, Psy.D., The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
The American Latino is a well-crafted volume that provides a broad scope of Latino culture and psychological dynamics not commonly found in most standard texts. It is an important clinical resource for all mental health professionals working with immigrant and US-born Latinos. As a Latina immigrant and psychoanalyst, I firmly believe that this book constitutes essential reading for both the novice and the experienced clinician!
— Carmela Perez, PhD, Institute for Psychoanalytic Education at New York University