Mestizo spirituality: toward an integrated approach to psychotherapy for Latina/OS.

@article{Cervantes2010MestizoST,
  title={Mestizo spirituality: toward an integrated approach to psychotherapy for Latina/OS.},
  author={Joseph M. Cervantes},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={47 4},
  pages={527-39}
}
Development of culturally syntonic models for treatment that are consistent with belief systems of ethnically diverse populations is at a beginning stage of evolution. This paper is a step toward laying a new conceptual and psychotherapeutic approach with Latina/o clients, specifically those of Mexican American and Mexican backgrounds. It is argued that a psychospiritual belief system is at the base of these populations, and that a culturally consistent framework must appropriately address… CONTINUE READING