MEXICAN AMERICAN PROFESSIONAL HALL OF FAME

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Sandra Calles, PhD

Dr. Sandra Calles is a psychologist, educator, life coach, mentor and activist. Her passion is to advocate for causes she believes in, teach about mental health topics, and guide others, so they may achieve success in their personal and career endeavors.

She has over 11 years of experience as a mental health professional having worked at various mental health facilities. Most recently she was a therapist at Los Angeles Harbor College at the Life Skills Center. While at Harbor College, she helped many students overcome emotional obstacles so they could transfer to universities and meet their career goals. She devotes her personal and professional life to political causes, and activities that promote mental health, women’s issues, the empowerment of Latinas through education, business ownership, financial literacy and political engagement. Dr. Sandra is a graduate of California State University, Dominguez Hills, earning both a BA in Human Services and an MA in Clinical Psychology. She earned her doctorate from Saybrook University in Psychology, where she developed a treatment modality from her research on survivors of sudden cardiac death. The treatment plan known as PROSPER, is an acronym detailing a healing plan that can be applied to survivors of various traumas and is the underpinning for the work she does with her clients..... Continue Reading

Machismo is a factor in the retention of Latino college men

Texas State University was recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution March 24, 2011. One of the things that this HSI or any others across the nation fail to research is the hidden cultural factors that affect Latino enrollment and graduation—namely, machismo.
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Mexican American Psychology: Social, Cultural and Clinical Perspectives

MA Tovar – 2017 – books.google.com
There are now more than 32 million Mexican Americans living in the United States. As a
result, the odds that a clinician will work with a member of this population—one of the fastest-
growing minority groups in the United States—is extremely high. Understanding the culture…
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The Role of Ethnicity

Counseling LGBTQI + Person of Color…
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Ethnic Humor in a Multicultural Society

L Gogová – Ars Aeterna, 2016
… 22 yellow.” The Mexican child says, “When the phone greens, I pink it up and say yellow.” The
joke is an example of ethnic humour, which uses a minority ethnic group (in this case
Hispanic/Latino Americans) as a target and the aspect of linguistic imperfection as a pivot in …
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Possible Selves Mapping With a Mexican American Prospective First-Generation College Student

RE Michel – ACA Postmodern Career Counseling: A Handbook of …, 2016 – books.google.com
A high school diploma is no longer enough for most people to secure the career or lifestyle
they imagine. The value of a postsecondary education is well accepted, and significant
efforts have been made to support students who further their training past high school. For . . . → Read More: Possible Selves Mapping With a Mexican American Prospective First-Generation College Student