Good reads

Filipino american psychology

By Kevin L. Nadal

A landmark volume exploring contemporary issues affecting Filipino Americans, as well as the most successful mental health strategies for working with Filipino American clients. Addressing the mental health needs of the Filipino American population―an often invisible, misunderstood, and forgotten group―Filipino American Psychology provides counselors and other mental health practitioners with the knowledge, awareness, and skills they can use to become effective and culturally competent when working with their Filipino American clients.

Brown skin, white minds: filipino american post colonial psychology

By F. J.R. David

Filipino Americans have a long and rich history with and within the United States, and they are currently the second largest Asian group in the country. However, very little is known about how their historical and contemporary relationship with America may shape their psychological experiences. The most insidious psychological consequence of their historical and contemporary experiences is colonial mentality or internalized oppression.

Sikolohiyang pilipino (filipino psychology): a legacy of virgilio g. enriquez

By Rogelia Pe-Pua

Sikolohiyang Pilipino (Filipino psychology) refers to the psychology born out of the experience, thought and orientation of the Filipinos, based on the full use of Filipino culture and language. The approach is one of “indigenization from within” whereby the theoretical framework and methodology emerge from the experiences of the people from the indigenous culture. It is based on assessing historical and socio‐cultural realities, understanding the local language, unraveling Filipino characteristics, and explaining them through the eyes of the native Filipino.