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Master of Science in Family Sciences (MSFS)

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Master's Thesis


Agriculture, Food and Environment


Family Sciences

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Dr. Nathan Wood


Latinos are the largest minoritized ethnic group in the United States. Despite having a population of 62.1 million Latinos in the United States, the representation of Latinx therapists remains low. Therefore, the chance for Latinx individuals and families to receive mental health services from a Latinx therapist is very low. This phenomenological study examines the experiences of six Latinx individuals who worked with non-Latinx therapists. The resulting themes included therapist client match, awareness, respect for boundaries, and genuineness. These themes informed by the personal stories of people who have gone through the therapeutic process will aid professionals in the field by providing firsthand perspectives of what was beneficial for this population in therapy.

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