Developing Culturally Competent Marriage and Family Therapists: Guidelines for Working with Hispanic Families
Hispanic, immigration, family, cultural competency
As the Hispanic population of the United States continues to grow, so will the need for therapists who have been trained to work with Hispanic families. This content analysis of the available treatment literature generated several specific guidelines that can be used in training and evaluating culturally competent therapists. Guidelines included: Use family therapy, act as advocate for the family, assess immigration experience, assess acculturation, respect father, interview family subsystems separately, do not force changes, provide concrete suggestions, and warmly engage the family. Empirical and conceptual support for each guideline is discussed and several conclusions are made regarding culturally competent therapy with Hispanic families.
Original Publication Citation
Bean, R. A., *Perry, B. J., & *Bedell, T. M. (2001). Developing culturally competent marriage and family therapists: Guidelines for working with Hispanic families. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 27, 43-54.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Bean, Roy A.; Perry, Benjamin J.; and Bedell, Tina M., "Developing Culturally Competent Marriage and Family Therapists: Guidelines for Working with Hispanic Families" (2001). Faculty Publications. 5043.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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