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dc.contributor.advisor Dinis, Maria en
dc.contributor.author Silva, Tanaya en
dc.contributor.author Galvez, Raul A. en
dc.date.accessioned 2010-12-06T21:51:16Z en
dc.date.available 2010-12-06T21:51:16Z en
dc.date.issued 2010-12-06 en
dc.date.submitted 2010-05-04 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/812 en
dc.description Project (M.S.W., Social Work) -- California State University, Sacramento, 2010. en
dc.description.abstract Cultural factors continue to be unstudied by researchers creating a cultural gap between mental health professionals and the Latino clients they serve. This descriptive-qualitative content analysis study examines, from a mental health professional perception, the influence cultural factors have in the utilization of mental health services among Latinos. After interviewing ten participants from a snowball sampling design, three themes emerged: 1) education, with reference to cultural awareness and acculturation; 2) means Latinos use to cope with mental health issues, which include privacy, religion and substance abuse; and 3) accommodations for better services, which center around bilingual services and staff and cultural knowledge; linguistic and culturally appropriate interpreters; and implementation of different therapeutic interventions/strategies. Implications for social work practice and policy and the need for future research are discussed. en
dc.description.sponsorship Social Work en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Culture en
dc.subject Latinos en
dc.subject Mental health en
dc.title Perceptions of mental health professionals pertaining to cultural factors that influence the utilization of mental health services among Latinos en
dc.type Project en


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