Working with Latino/a Clients
- Are the characteristics described in this chapter consistent with your experiences and/or perceptions of
Latino/a culture? What was surprising?
- Do you come from a culture that is authoritarian and hierarchical? If so, would you feel more comfortable
when a service provider takes on an authoritative role? If not, how does an authoritative relationship make you
feel? How might you create a sense of authority with clients from high power distance cultures, even when you
may not fit a norm of traditional roles (gender, age, and so on)?
- Religion plays a major role in Latino/a culture. What is your relationship with religion? What role do you
believe religion plays within the helping process? How comfortable do you feel working with clients with strong