Grief Therapy with Latinos

Integrating Culture for Clinicians

by Carmen Inoa Vazquez, Ph.D. and Dinelia Rosa, Ph.D.

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Grief Therapy with Latinos, is a graduate textbook and clinical reference book for understanding and treating grief in the context of Latino cultural values. This book also addresses the application of specific interventions in a culturally appropriate manner, including the importance of language in grief therapy, psychology and counseling with a Latino population.

The main focus of this book is to identify underlying pathologies, depressions, or anxieties that could have existed before, and the relevance of the cultural components that can interfere with the adaption to, and the resolution of grief. Written in three parts, each section demonstrates a clear hands-on approach how to respond to Latino patients and addresses aspects universally related to grief and psychological points of view.

Key features:

  • Addresses culturally specific and diverse narratives of loss to illustrate cultural revelations in the grief process and the clinical assessment of denial and spirituality

Discusses the relevance of language in the expression of grief, assessment and treatment

  • Presents clear and easy-to-read grief therapy approaches and methods
  • Includes adaptations of traditional psychotherapeutic techniques, incorporating relevant cultural values

Table of Contents:

PART I. SPECIFIC CULTURAL AND

  1. PSYCHOLOGICAL COMPONENTS OF LATINO GRIEF
  2. The Latino Experience of Grief
  3. Cultural Manifestations in the Clinical Assessment of Denial
  4. The Culturally Competent Treatment of Anger in Bereavement
  5. Coping with Depression During Grief
  6. The Spirituality/Religious Component in Latino Grief

PART II. THE MANY FACES OF GRIEF

  1. Stillbirths, Miscarriages, Abortions, and Sudden Infant Death
  2. The Psychological Impact of Sudden, Unanticipated Losses
  3. Grieving and Health

PART III. GRIEF WITHIN THE FAMILY CONTEXT

  1. Conflicts and their Resolutions in the Grieving Family
  2. Grief Across Differences

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