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    Describe the issues unique to Hispanic-Americans and explain the relationship between the worldview of its members and their current perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors.

    In addition, explain the implications of these issues when working with someone from that group in counseling/therapy.

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    (1) Describe the issues unique to Hispanic- Americans and explain the relationship between the worldview of its members and their current perceptions, attitudes, beliefs, values, and behaviors.

    Hispanics in the USA are defined as individuals of Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Central or South American descent (U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 as cited in Fernandez, McCurdy, Arvey, Tyson, Morales-Campos, Flores et al., 2009). According to Casas & Pytluk, as cited in Ponterotto, Casas, Suzuki & Alexander (1995) several variables exist to identify and differentiate the diverse subgroup that make up the Hispanic population, including: (a) racial makeup, immigration status, sociopolitical variables and their experiences with racism. In addition, several issues unique to Hispanics in America exist in their world views that would be significant to note in a therapeutic situation, including: (a) ethnic identity, (b) education, and (c) religion and cultural belief. For instance, in counseling with Hispanics, several cultural beliefs would have to be considered including their perception of health and treatment interventions.

    In their study, Fernadez et al. (2009) interviewed a sample of Hispanic American women and men (N=44), women [20], and men [n=11], to examine their knowledge and attitudes concerning a sexually-transmitted disease (HIV) that was found to result in a high rate of cervical cancer among Hispanic women. Fernandez et al. (2009) found that the ...

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