Cultural Considerations in Asian and Pacific Islander American Mental Health

ISBN : 9780190243371

Harvette Grey; Brittany N. Hall-Clark
112 Pages
142 x 210 mm
Pub date
Aug 2015
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In 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 diagnosis 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.


Foreword by Tony Leong, Jr.
About the Editors
1. Treating Asian Americans: An Overview
Wei-Chin Hwang and Julia Ting
2. Treating Depression in Asian American Adults
Wei-Chin Hwang
3. Depression among Asian and Pacific Islander American Elders
Donna K. Nagata, Amy. H. Tsai-Chae, and Teresa U. Nguyen
4. Psychodynamic Treatment of Asian American Male with Dual Diagnosis
Soni Kim

About the author: 

Harvette 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.

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