Latina Realities: Essays On Healing, Migration, And Sexuality, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Latina Realities

Essays On Healing, Migration, And Sexuality, 1st Edition

By Oliva Espin


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A retrospective of fifteen years, this book brings together, for the first time, Oliva Esps previously published articles and conference papers. Together, these writings reveal the complexity and encompassing quality of Esps most significant contributions to the contemporary debates within psychology. Topics include sexuality, therapy with Latinas

Table of Contents

Part 1 Experience as a Source of Theory and Method, 1 Giving Voice to Silence: The Psychologist as Witness, 2 Roots Uprooted: Autobiographical Reflections on the Psychological Experience of Migration, Part 2 Feminist Psychology and Psychotherapy, 3 Women's Diversity: Ethnicity, Race, Class, and Gender in Theories of Feminist Psychology, 4 Feminist Approaches to Therapy with Women of Color, 5 On Knowing You Are the Unknown: Women of Color Constructing Psychology, Part 3 Sexuality, 6 Cultural and Historical Influences on Sexuality in Hispanic/Latin Women: Implications for Psychotherapy, 7 Issues of Identity in the Psychology of Latina Lesbians, Part 4 Immigrant Women and Adolescents, 8 Psychological Impact of Migration on Latinas: Implications for Psychotherapeutic Practice, 9 Letters from V: Adolescent Personality Development in Sociohistorical Context, 10 Traumatic Historical Events and Adolescent Psychosocial Development: Letters from V, 11 Spiritual Power and the Mundane World: Hispanic Female Healers in Urban U.S. Communities, Part 5 The Interplay of Migration and Sexuality in Womens Lives, 12 "Race," Racism, and Sexuality in the Life Narratives of Immigrant Women, 13 Leaving the Nation and Joining the Tribe: Lesbian Immigrants Crossing Geographical and Identity Borders

About the Author

Oliva Espin is professor of women's studies at San Diego State University and part-time core faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at San Diego. She received an Award for Distinguished Professional Contribution from the American Psychological Association and is a fellow of five divisions of the APA.

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