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Childhood memories, for any Hispanic, most likely will include being seated at the table, surrounded by family members, and facing his grandmother or aunt, big rice spoon in hand, asking him, "You want more?"
Jason M. Smith, doctoral student at Carlos Albizu University in Miami, is the recipient of the 2014 APA Division 18 Criminal Justice Section Outstanding Dissertation Award. The award was presented at the Criminal Justice section meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA) conference on Thursday, August 7. The award was for his dissertation titled, Female Psychopathy: A Rorschach Investigation of Personality Structure. The committee that worked with Smith included Carl B. Gacono, Ph.D., ABAP and Ted B. Cunliffe, Ph.D.
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July 29, 2014
Doral, Florida - Dr. Rafael Martinez, Director of the Education, Criminal Justice and Undergraduate Psychology Programs at Carlos Albizu University - Miami Campus has published, as senior author of a chapter in the recently published (2014) two-volume book titled MULTICULTURAL APPROACHES TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS IN AMERICA.
In this unique set of books edited by Dr. Regan A. R. Gurung describing the variety of cultural approaches to health practiced by people of varying cultural heritages, the chapter SANTERIA AS A CULTURALLY HEALING PRACTICE is co-authored by Dr. Martínez, Dr. Mathew J. Taylor, Dr. Wilma J. Carter, Ms. Jami L. Hirsch, and Ms. Cheryl K. Webster from the University of Missouri in St. Louis.
The book describes the variety of cultural approaches to health practice and places them in stark context with traditional Western approaches to health care and medicine. Examining health practices such as Ayurveda, an ancient system of medicine that focuses on the sensing of the body organs, the mind, and the soul; and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), the author examines why these different approaches can explain some of the cultural variations in health behaviors, differences in why people get sick, and how they cope with illness.