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Asian American Mental Health Assessment Theories and Methods

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ISBN-10: 0306472686

ISBN-13: 9780306472688

Edition: 2002

Authors: Karen S. Kurasaki, Sumie Okazaki, Stanley Sue

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Asian American Mental Health is a state-of-the-art compendium of the conceptual issues, empirical literature, methodological approaches, and practice guidelines for conducting culturally informed assessments of Asian Americans, and for assessing provider cultural competency within individuals and systems. It is the first of its kind on Asian Americans. This volume draws upon the expertise of many of the leading experts in Asian American and multicultural mental health to provide a much needed resource for students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines including clinical psychology, medical anthropology, psychiatry, cross-cultural psychology, multicultural counseling, ethnic minority psychology, sociology, social work, counselor education, counseling psychology, and more.
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List price: $199.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 8/31/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 344
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Stanley Sue is professor of psychology and director of the Center for Excellence in Diversity at Palo Alto University. From 1971 to 1981, he was assistant and associate professor of psychology at the University of Washington; Professor of Psychology, UCLA (1981-1996); and professor of psychology at UC Davis (1996-2010 and now emeritus distinguished professor). Dr. Sue served as the 2010 president of the Western Psychological Association.

Introduction
Cultural Relevance of Diagnostic Categories: A Conceptual Discussion
Understanding the Rates and Distribution of Mental Disorders
Examining the Usefulness of DSM-IV
Toward a New Paradigm: A Cultural Systems Approach
Challenging the Myth of a Culture Free Nosological System
Theories of Relevant Sociocultural Variables
Assessing Acculturation and Cultural Variables
Models of Cultural Orientation: Differences Between American-born and Overseas-born Asians
Cultural Variations in Self-Construal as a Mediator of Distress and Well-being
The Use of Culturally-Based Variables in Assessment: Studies on Loss of Face
Issues of Psychometric Equivalence Across Cultures
Universal and Indigenous Dimensions of Chinese Personality
Interpreting Cultural Variations in Cognitive Profiles
The Conception of Depression in Chinese Americans
Assessing Asian and Asian American Parenting: A Review of the Literature
Culturally Informed Assessment, Research, and Practice
Assessing Psychiatric Prevalence Rates Among Asian Americans
The Place of Ethnographic Understanding in the Assessment of Asian American Mental Health
The Clinical Assessment of Asian American Children
Examining the Role of Culture in Educational Assessment
A Cultural Accommodation Approach to Career Assessment with Asian Americans
Theory and Method of Multicultural Counseling Competency Assessment
Assessment of Cultural Competence in Mental Health Systems of Care for Asian Americans
Conclusions
Advances in the Scientific Study of Asian Americans
Subject Index
Author Index