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Author Tovar, Mario A. (Mario Alberto)

Title Mexican American psychology : social, cultural, and clinical perspectives / Mario A. Tovar
Published Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Race, ethnicity, culture, and health
Race, ethnicity, culture, and health.
Contents Introduction to sociological and anthropological topics -- Overview of Mexican American psychology -- Mexican American history -- Contemporary Mexican American society -- Undocumented immigration and Mexican Americans -- Assimilation and acculturation of Mexican Americans -- Language, communication, and Mexican Americans -- Introduction to clinical topics -- Mexican Americans and mental health -- The clinical interview -- Counseling Mexican Americans -- Psychological assessments and evaluations for Mexican Americans -- Crisis interventions -- Future considerations
Summary This book explores how Mexican American history and society affects the needs of this group and how services to Mexican Americans require adjustments as a result. It documents differences among Mexican Americans whether they are documented or undocumented immigrants, and on their place of origin, e.g., rural versus urban areas of Mexico, and explains how the region of the United States in which Mexican Americans settle can influence the development of certain traits for them
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Mexican Americans -- Health and hygiene.
Mexican Americans -- Mental health.
Mexican Americans -- Psychology.
Mexican Americans -- Social life and customs.
Mexican Americans -- psychology.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017002781
ISBN 1440841489 (electronic bk.)
9781440841484 (electronic bk.)
(hard copy : alk. paper)