Feminist Therapy with Latina Women highlights the principles of feminist and multicultural counselling and therapy with Latinas and Latin American women, providing both theoretical approaches and applied frameworks. The authors are all experienced therapists and researchers with a deep understanding of the issues relevant to this particular population. In presenting their expertise, they discuss individual concerns and social context, applying it concretely to the personal and collective lives of Latina women. Chapters focus on the intersecting principles of feminism and multiculturalism, providing a much needed contribution to the field, with topics including domestic violence, eating disorders and body image, addictive behaviours, sexuality, immigrant and refugee experiences, and balancing the multiple roles of work and family.
This book was originally published as a special issue of Women & Therapy.
1. Integrating the Personal and Social Voices of Latinas in Feminist Therapy Debra M. Kawahara and Oliva M. Espín
2. Ni Pardo, Ni Prieto: The Influence of Parental Skin Color Messaging on Heterosexual Emerging Adult White-Hispanic Women’s Dating Beliefs Dionne P. Stephens, Paula B. Fernández, and Erin L. Richman
3. Understanding the Role of Gender and Ethnic Oppression when Treating Mexican American Women for Eating Disorders Sue A. Kuba, Diane J. Harris-Wilson, and Siobhan K. O’Toole
4. "I Have Not a Want But a Hunger to Feel No Pain" Mexican Immigrant Women with Chronic Pain: Narratives and Psychotherapeutic Implications Consuelo M. Flores, Diane C. Zelman, and Yvette Flores
5. ..."An Illness We Catch From American Women"? The Multiple Identities of Latina Lesbians Oliva M. Espín
6. Cross-Border Family Therapy: An Innovative Approach to Working with Latina Refugee Women in Therapy Mirna E. Carranza
7. Understanding Latina Immigrants Using Relational Cultural Theory Elizabeth Ruiz
8. Empowerment Feminist Therapy with Latina Immigrants: Honoring the Complexity and Socio-Cultural Contexts of Clients’ Lives Carlos M. Díaz-Lázaro, Susana Verdinelli, and B. Beth Cohen
9. Integrating Women’s Voices and Theory: A Comprehensive Domestic Violence Intervention for Latinas Julia L. Perilla, Josephine Vasquez Serrata, Joanna Weinberg, and Caroline A. Lippy
10. Acceptability and Cultural Fit of Spiritual Self-Schema Therapy for Puerto Rican Women with Addiction Disorders: Qualitative Findings Michael Meléndez, Dharma E. Cortés, and Hortensia Amaro
11. Latina Re-Visionings of Participatory Health Promotion Practice: Cultural and Ecosystemic Perspectives Linking Personal and Social Change Ester R. Shapiro and Celeste Atallah-Gutiérrez