Narrative Therapy with Spanish Speakers Creative Bilingual Strategies for Individual, Family, and Group Sessions
Narrative Therapy with Spanish Speakers provides counselors, social workers, and other mental health professionals with a variety of culturally responsive bilingual activities developed for use with clients of all ages. Each short chapter covers topics such as fear, acceptance, and trust; the chapters also employ short fictions, sayings, and quotes, all in both Spanish and English, that professionals can share directly with clients. Additional materials on the book’s website include audio resources for both counselors and clients, and the book is replete with icons and guides to help counselors quickly find relevant material.
Section I: Relationships: Self and Others 1. Relationships 2. Trust 3. Criticism 4. Forgiveness 5. Humility and Self-Compassion 6. Identity and Liberation Section II: Adversity: Change and Coping 7. Change 8. Adversity 9. Health 10. Death and Grief 11. Coping 12. Distress Tolerance 13. Courage 14. Patience Section III: Mindfulness: Reflection and Wellness 15. Focus 16. Goals 17. Future 18. Inspiration 19. Motivation 20. Self-Realization 21. Hope 22. Peace
"Some books never get down to specifics, but Narrative Therapy for Spanish Speakers provides a treasure chest of psychotherapeutic strategies, hints, experiential exercises, and relevant examples. If you are looking for hands-on therapy interventions you have come to the right place!"
Howard Rosenthal, EdD, lead educator and professor of human services at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley and author of the Encyclopedia of Counseling and the Human Services Dictionary
"The need for quality resources that support bilingual counseling is increasing, and Swazo and Pelc have done an excellent job blending theory into practice to create a useful resource for practitioners in the field. The exercises are creative and will have an immediate impact on your practice."
Kevin A. Fall, PhD, chair and professor in the Department of Counseling, Leadership, Adult Education, and School Psychology at Texas State University
"This is a wonderful, inspiring companion to therapists who want to serve Latinx communities. Every chapter contains helpful reflections, tips, scripts, and suggestions, anchored by microfictions, morals, sayings, and quotes that are culturally congruent. This is the book therapists need to reinvigorate and demystify bilingual practice."
Andrés J. Consoli, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California Santa Barbara