Cultural Considerations in Asian and Pacific Islander American Mental Health by Oxford University Press Inc (Paperback, 2015)
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- DescriptionIn America's increasingly diverse society, it is imperative that mental health providers prioritize the development of their cultural competence to assure that they are equipped to meet the needs of their clients. Cultural Considerations in Asian and Pacific Islander American Mental Health offers a broad array of perspectives from clinicians and researchers actively working with racially/ethnically diverse populations. This book addresses psychosocial cultural issues that impact the mental health of the growing Asian American population. The book opens with the concept of what and who is an Asian American, as well as the myriad distinctions and differences among various Asian groups. Covered chapter topics include a historical overview of the diverse populations among Asian and Pacific Islander Americans; a discussion of the tensions and similarities between empirically supported treatments and cultural competence; Asian and Pacific Islander American elders and depression; and a psychodynamic perspective regarding the treatment of dual diagsis with an Asian American client. This book is a must-read for mental health clinicians, students, community workers, school counselors, and nurses who work with diverse populations.
- Author BiographyHarvette Grey, PhD, is the former Executive Director of the Cultural Center and Founding Director of the Women's Center at DePaul University. She is also past President of the Association of Black Psychologists. Dr. Grey has had a wide range of professional experience, from being a community psychologist to an administrator in several settings. Her specialties include providing and designing culturally focused services and treatments for America's racial and ethnic minority populations. Brittany Hall-Clark, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. She works with the STRONG STAR multidisciplinary PTSD research consortium, primarily as a research therapist. She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. Her research interests include culturally competent treatment, cultural variables in mental health, and racial/ethnic differences in PTSD.
- PublisherOxford University Press Inc
- Date of Publication20/08/2015
- SubjectPsychology: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintOxford University Press Inc
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight126 g
- Width142 mm
- Height210 mm
- Spine7 mm
- Edited byBrittany N. Hall-Clark,Harvette Grey
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