Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice

1st Edition

Marcia Finlayson, Manny J Gonzalez, Gladys M Gonzalez-Ramos

Routledge
Published October 17, 2005
Reference - 234 Pages
ISBN 9780789023087 - CAT# HW15406

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While many Hispanic groups have lived in the mainland United States for years, there now is a growth of new groups, such as Dominicans in New York City and Cuban refugees that are in need of culturally competent mental health care. Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice will help mental health clinicians gain insight into essential clinical issues facing those who work with these new immigrants. This text, designed to aid in direct clinical practice, will guide you in the effective delivery of comprehensive psychosocial services. It arms you with the latest demographic information and offers valuable suggestions for treatment in different modalities for under-served Hispanic groups.

Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice presents insights and practice approaches from respected authorities and explores latest trends on these new populations. You’ll find an in-depth examination of the mental health disparities in Hispanic immigrants, a conceptual overview of reasons for immigration and migration patterns, and a look at the unique stressors new groups face which impact immigrants’ mental health. Detailed data on each group, important highlights of pertinent historical aspects, and in-depth discussions of helpful assessment, treatment, and practice issues provide effective approaches illustrated through discussion and case studies.


In Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice, you will find:
  • detailed research and clinical information about new immigrant groups
  • explorations of the growth of new groups, such as Dominicans in New York City and Cuban refugees recently reaching the shores of Florida
  • information on psychosocial stressors, psychiatric diagnoses, and utilization of services among undocumented immigrants
  • effective outreach techniques
  • a detailed list of resources including extensive Web sites, national centers for the study of Hispanic groups, and important published works used for research and practice
  • up-to-date demographics on new groups
Mental Health Care for New Hispanic Immigrants: Innovative Approaches in Contemporary Clinical Practice brings vital information geared to the direct practice professional in psychology, social work, psychiatric nursing, and psychiatry, as well as graduate-level students in these fields.

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