Book Review: Akhtar, S. & Bertoglia, M. (2015). The latino american: Psychodynamic perspectives on culture and mental health issues. Rowman and Littlefield. Contemporary Research in Disability and Rehabilitation
Understanding and working with culturally diverse populations is an important component of counseling and allied helping professions. Many professionals receive some training as a part of their graduate programs on multiculturalism, but this is only the beginning and typically scratches the surface. From this point, professionals are expected to continue their awareness and learning about the needs and issues of the people they serve; for some this includes expanding their understanding of ethnically, linguistically, and culturally diverse individuals. Professionals wanting to better understand the experience, perspectives, and mental health concerns of Latino Americans may find this edited book informative and of value in helping them achieve this goal. The book, The Latino American: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Culture and Mental Health Issues, is comprised of 10 chapters and topics (i.e. immigration history, child-rearing, gender roles) as explained by a number of contributors.
Stuntzner, S. (2019). Book Review: Akhtar, S. & Bertoglia, M. (2015). The latino american: Psychodynamic perspectives on culture and mental health issues. Rowman and Littlefield. Contemporary Research in Disability and Rehabilitation, 2(1), 3-6.