eBook Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123978122
  • ISBN-13: 9780123978127
  • DDC: 616.89
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 660 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released January 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health, Second Edition, discusses the impact of cultural, ethnic, and racial variables for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, service delivery, and development of skills for working with culturally diverse populations. Intended for the mental health practitioner, the book translates research findings into information to be applied in practice. The new edition contains more than 50% new material and includes contributions from established leaders in the field as well as voices from rising stars in the area. It recognizes diversity as extending beyond race and ethnicity to reflect characteristics or experiences related to gender, age, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. Individuals are viewed as complex and shaped by different intersections and saliencies of multiple elements of diversity. Chapters have been wholly revised and updated, and new coverage includes indigenous approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and physical disorders; spirituality; the therapeutic needs of culturally diverse clients with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities; suicide among racial and ethnic groups; multicultural considerations for treatment of military personnel and multicultural curriculum and training.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Dedication Page.
In Memoriam.
List of Contributors.
1: Foundations-Overview of Theory and Models.
2: The Study of Culture and Psychopathology: Fundamental Concepts and Historic Forces.
3: Culture-Bound Syndromes, Cultural Variations, and Psychopathology.
4: Cultural Models of Health and Illness.
5: Indigenous Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders.
6: Race, Ethnicity, and the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Adults.
7: The Role of the Social Class Worldview Model in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental and Physical Health.
8: Gender Role Conflict and Intersecting Identities in the Assessment and Treatment of Culturally Diverse Populations.
9: Spirituality and Culture: Implications for Mental Health Service Delivery to Diverse Populations.
10: Nativity and Migration: Considering Acculturation in the Assessment and Treatment of Mental Disorders.
11: Specialized Assessment in a Multicultural Context.
12: Conducting the Cross-Cultural Clinical Interview.
13: Culture and Methodology in Personality Assessment.
14: Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally and Educationally Dissimilar Individuals.
15: Methodologies for Test Translation and Cultural Equivalence.
16: Assessing and Treating Four Major Culturally Diverse Groups in Clinical Settings.
17: Mental Health Assessment and Treatment of African Americans in Cultural Context.
18: Assessing and Treating American Indian and Alaska Native People.
19: Assessing and Treating Asian Americans: Recent Advances in Mental Health Research.
20: Assessing and Treating Latinos: Overview of Mental Health Research.
21: Assessing and Treating Other Culturally Diverse Groups in Clinical Settings.
22: The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders among American Jews.
23: The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders among Muslims.
24: Military Culture and Multicultural Diversity among Military Service Members: Implications for Mental Health Providers.
25: The Mental Health of Culturally Diverse Older Adults: Research and Clinical Issues.
26: Improving Treatment Engagement and Psychotherapy Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Youth and Families.
27: Specific Conditions/Presenting Problems in a Cultural Context.
28: Racial and Ethnic Considerations in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.
29: The Therapeutic Needs of Culturally Diverse Individuals with Physical Disabilities.
30: Suicide among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Implications for Research and Practice.
31: Therapeutic Treatment Approaches for Ethnically Diverse Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma.
32: Multicultural Competence in Clinical Settings.
33: Culture and Evidence-Based Prevention Programs.
34: A Review and Critique of Multicultural Competence Measures: Toward a Social Justice-Oriented Health Service Delivery Model.
35: Integrating Ethical Considerations in Multicultural Curriculum and Training: Expanding the Classroom to the Community.
36: Responding to the Challenge: Preparing Mental Health Professionals for the Changing US Demographics.