Latinx Immigrants: Transcending Acculturation and Xenophobia

Patricia Arredondo, Editor

This richly detailed reference offers a strengths-based survey of Latinx immigrant experience in the United States. Spanning eleven countries across the Americas and the Caribbean, the book uses a psychohistorical approach using the words of immigrants at different processes and stages of acculturation and acceptance. Coverage emphasizes the sociopolitical contexts, particularly in relation to the US, that typically lead to immigration, the vital role of the Spanish language and cultural values, and the journey of identity as it evolves throughout the creation of a new life in a new and sometimes hostile country. This vivid material is especially useful to therapists working with Latinx clients reconciling current and past experience, coping with prejudice and other ongoing challenges, or dealing with trauma and loss.


Culturally Sensitive Counseling with Latinos

by Patricia Arredondo

In our diverse society, therapists are increasingly likely to work with Latino clients but may lack a core understanding of their day-to-day experiences, worldview, and unique clinical needs. Through poignant discussion and live clinical demonstration, master clinician, consultant, and researcher Patricia Arredondo will fill the gaps in our knowledge and skills so that we may maximize our effectiveness with this population.


Successful Diversity Management Initiatives—A Blueprint for Planning and Implementation  continues to be widely used to guide planning for organizational change through a focus on inclusive diversity. Based on her consulting with more than 64 non-profits and corporations, Dr. Arredondo outlines an evidence-based methodology that informs customization of a diversity strategy based on an individual organization’s culture, mission, and desirable future for inclusive diversity and equity (Sage, 1996).

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Culturally Responsive Counseling for Latinas/os is comprised of 14 competency-based chapters with extensive information about the ever-increasing and largest ethnic minority population in the U.S. Multiple industries will gain new knowledge about education and work trends, consumer habits, healthcare preferences, and values that inform family-centered decision-making (American Counseling Association, 2014).

Dimensions of Personal Identity Model outlines the reality of intersecting identities informed by historic, socio-political, and sociocultural conditions as well by planned and unplanned life events. It is widely used to inform marketing strategies, educational and healthcare program planning, and diversity-centered education programs (Arredondo & Glauner, 1992; Arredondo,, 1996).

Center for the Study of the Workplace is a thought leadership platform bringing together voices of current and form leaders in higher education, corporations, and nonprofits. Through 2-3 minutes video clips, professionals offer perspectives on barriers and opportunities for women in engineering, successful diversity strategies, career development over the lifetime, and more.

Studies by Arredondo & Woy:

Persistent Poverty Study (1994). New York: Rockefeller Foundation. (Study of five ethnic minority communities in Greater Boston).

Diversity Initiatives’ Best Practices (1993-95) Boston, MA: Hyams Foundation. (Study of Diversity Interventions among 64 non-profit organizations with outcomes of best practices for diversity priorities in the non-profit sector).

Other notable publications:

The “Borderlands” Experience for Women of Color as Higher Education Leaders
Arredondo, P. (2011). The “Borderlands” Experience for Women of Color as Higher Education Leaders.  In J.L. Martin (Ed.), Women as Leaders in Education: Succeeding Despite Inequity, Discrimination, and Other Challenges. Westport, CT: Praeger Press, pp. 275-298.

Historical perspectives on the multicultural guidelines and contemporary applications
Arredondo, P. & Perez, P.* (2006). Historical perspectives on the multicultural guidelines and contemporary applications. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37, 1-5.

Applying multicultural competencies in white institutions of higher education
Arredondo, P. (2003). Applying multicultural competencies in white institutions of higher education. In G. Roysircar, D.S. Sandhu & V.B. Bibbins (Eds.), A guidebook: Practices of multicultural competencies (pp. 229-242). Alexandria, VA: ACA Press.

Mujeres Latinas-santas y marquesas
Arredondo, P. (2002). Mujeres Latinas-santas y marquesas. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 8, 1-12.

Becoming culturally oriented: A practical guide for psychologists
Fouad, N. and Arredondo, P. (2007). Becoming culturally oriented: A practical guide for psychologists. Washington, D.C. American Psychological Association.

Multicultural competencies and standards: A call to the profession
Sue, D. W., Arredondo, P., & McDavis, R. (1992). Multicultural competencies and standards: A call to the profession. Journal of Counseling and Development, 70, 477-486.

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