Essay about Mini Case Study From The Learning Resources I Choose

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Mini–case study from the Learning Resources I choose

The mini-case study I choose was: Sue & Sue, Chapter 17, “Counseling Latinos”. This case about: “a Mexican American 47-year-old male named Alberto. He’s been married to his wife, Angela, for 27 years and they have 4 children. Alberto recently lost his job. His wife does not work, and he has no desire for her to get a job. Alberto feels it is his responsibility to provide for his family. His wife wants to work and help the family, but he “forbids” it. His wife was offered a job, but Alberto would not allow her to work. The tension is growing in his household because they have very little left in their savings. The couple has spoken to their priest about the stress, and their priest referred them to counseling” (Laureate Education, Inc., 2012c). Culturally difference from the Latino couple
If I was the counselor of Angela and Alberto, I would notice a feminist critique of heterosexual marriage as a gendered institution in which wives are recognized as less of a satisfaction to their husbands. I am culturally different from this Latino couple because I believe that a woman should hold the same weight as a man in their household. In my culture, the woman either provides for the household; work as hard as their man; or the men handle the bills of the household and the women provides the necessity for the children. I’m an independent young lady that comes from a line of hardworking women, who…

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