Learning Objectives

Primary Objective

To assist counselors and practitioners in becoming more competent in their efforts to work with persons who are ethnically, racially, and/or culturally different from themselves, particularly those identified as Latino/a

Secondary Objectives

To provide a brief demographic overview of the diverse Latino/a population in the United States

To provide the outlines of a theoretical approach that would unify theories of person, environment, and the counseling situation

To present a framework that practitioners can use to direct and drive their work with Latino/a clients, including identifying likely sources of both friction and possibility