Editor: "Robert G. Malgady "

Cultural Competence In Assessment And Intervention With Ethnic Minorities: Some Perspectives From Psychology and Social Work

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ISBN: 978-1-60805-407-7
eISBN: 978-1-60805-130-4 (Online)
DOI: 10.2174/97816080513041110101

Introduction

Without a thorough understanding of culture and its nuances on part of the mental health service providers, alienation, stigma, and culturally based impediments rule. While concerns for diversity have been raised on numerous occasions, with increasing frequency over the past four decades, little progress has been made in implementing such concerns in clinical practice. Over two-thirds of Americans receive treatment for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and related disorders. Comorbidity is rarely diagnosed. These trends are greatly exacerbated among members of ethnic, cultural, and linguistic minority groups. The authors contributing to this volume share their clinical acumen and experiences, rooted in their evidence-based research. Their purpose is to bring issues attending assessment and treatment of ethnic minority clientele closer to the fore. Some of the leading authors on the topic, in psychology and social work, present their well earned clinical and research experiences in this volume. Case studies are presented which are instructive and intriguing, bringing together the richness of a multidisciplinary approach to the topic.

Contributors

Editor(s):
Robert G. Malgady
New York University
USA




Contributor(s):
Filippo Aschieri
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Alta Scuola di Psicolgia "A Gemelli,"
Universita Cattolica di Milano
Milano
Italy


Patrizia Beviliacqua
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Alta Scuola di Psicolgia "A Gemelli,"
Universita Cattolica di Milano
Milano
Italy


Elsa B. Cardalda
Department of Psychology
University of Puerto Rico
San Juan
PR


Reuben M. Castagno
Graduate School of Psychology
Touro College
50 West 23rd Street
New York
NY
USA


Giuseppe Costantino
Graduate School of Psychology
Touro College
50 West 23rd Street
New York
NY
USA


Richard H. Dana
Portland State University Portland
Oregon
USA


Fransca Fantini
Dipartimento di Psicologia, Alta Scuola di Psicolgia "A Gemelli,"
Universita Cattolica di Milano
Milano
Italy


Nancy Gallina
School of Social Work
Touro College
New York
NY
USA


Robert G. Malgady
Lander Center for Research
Touro College
New York
NY
USA


Jose V. Martinez
Carlos Albizu University
San Juan
PR


Louis H. Primavera
Graduate School of Psychology, Touro College
New York
NY
USA


Donna Wang
School of Social Work, Touro College
New York
NY
USA




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