Lifting the Voices of Second-Generation Latinos in the Community Through Film
Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
Degree Granting Institution
Notre Dame de Namur University
John Lemmon, PhD
Amy Backos, PhD, ATR-BC
Jennifer Myers Harrison PsyD, DAAETS, ATR-BC
The intent of this thesis grant proposal is to secure funding for an art therapy program utilizing motion picture techniques and Narrative therapy, with second- generation Hispanic youth. The group aims to support the identity process of teens whose parents emigrated from a Latin country, primarily Mexico. These adolescents, situated between Mexican and American culture, have a complex identity formation process and tend to be at-risk for delinquency and poor mental health outcomes. The group aims to increase self-esteem, self-identity and ethnic identity integration. Participants will document their experiences weekly though photo, culminating in the production of their own compelling short films to be screened in a film festival.
Beirl, Emily Claire, "Lifting the Voices of Second-Generation Latinos in the Community Through Film" (2013). Art Therapy | Master's Theses in Print. 237.