Addressing immigration-related separations in Hispanic families with a behavior-problem adolescent

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations


This article presents specialized family therapy intervention strategies for Hispanic families with behavior-problem adolescents who have experienced an immigration-related separation. Such specialized interventions correspond to a philosophy of customized treatment delivery for Hispanic families. Interactional and cognitive/affective features are presented, and guidelines for building therapeutic alliances, identifying core family processes/themes, and transforming interactions are offered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)219-229
Number of pages11
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Applied Psychology

Cite this