Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy / Edition 2

Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy / Edition 2

by Pamela A. Hays
     
 

This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that form each of us. Pamela Hays' "ADDRESSING" framework enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of Age, Developmental and acquired

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This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that form each of us. Pamela Hays' "ADDRESSING" framework enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of Age, Developmental and acquired Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, Native origin, and Gender. Unlike other books on therapy with diverse clients, which tend to focus on working with one particular ethnic group, Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice presents a framework that can be used with a person of any cultural identity. This second edition has been updated throughout and has new sections on cross-cultural assessment of trauma, on psychotherapy with people living in poverty, and on ethical boundaries and complex relationships in rural and minority communities. A special section describes how to integrate cultural considerations into the evidence-based practice of cognitive-behavioral therapy. Organized according to the flow of clinical work (in contrast to the one chapter-per-group approach), the book's contents are summarized in handy Key Tables at the end of each chapter for ease of use in education and supervision. This stimulating book will be an important resource for counselors, clinicians, and mental health professionals working with clients from a variety of backgrounds.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433802195
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
09/01/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Sales rank:
50,790
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Complexities of Culture in Practice     3
Self-Assessment     19
Becoming a Culturally Responsive Therapist     21
Looking Into the Clinician's Mirror: Cultural Self-Assessment     41
Connecting with Your Client     63
Entering Another's World: Understanding Clients' Identities and Contexts     65
Making Meaningful Connections: Establishing Respect and Rapport     85
Culturally Responsive Assessment and Diagnosis     103
Sorting Things Out: Culturally Responsive Assessment     105
Putting Culture to the Test: Considerations With Standardized Testing     129
Making Sense and Moving On: Culturally Responsive Diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TR     153
Culturally Responsive Practice     173
How to Help Best: Culturally Responsive Therapy     175
Practice Doesn't Make Perfect, but It Sure Does Help: A Final Case Example     203
Conclusion: Looking to the Future     217
References     225
Author Index     259
Subject Index     267
About the Author     275

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