Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry [NOOK Book]

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Representing the clinical state of the art in culturally competent assessment and treatment, and providing important information on the four main racial/ethnic minority groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, and Native Americans and Alaska Natives), the Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry synthesizes the collected wisdom from the editor's 10 years of teaching cultural psychiatry with the professional experience of seven other contributors in using and ...

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Overview

Representing the clinical state of the art in culturally competent assessment and treatment, and providing important information on the four main racial/ethnic minority groups (African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos/Hispanics, and Native Americans and Alaska Natives), the Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry synthesizes the collected wisdom from the editor's 10 years of teaching cultural psychiatry with the professional experience of seven other contributors in using and teaching about DSM-IV's Outline for Cultural Formulation.

Following an initial chapter about how the influence of culture affects every level of the mental health system, and how clinicians can gain insight into the complex interplay between culture and mental illness to ultimately improve patient care, six subsequent chapters by 8 authors use numerous illustrations and clinical vignettes as they address • Issues for assessing and treating African Americans -- Presents a framework and context for understanding African Americans and their attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors about mental health and mental illness. Raises awareness of racism, underdiagnosis, and misdiagnosis as they affect assessment and treatment.• Issues for assessing and treating Asian Americans -- Details the need for an empathic, non-confrontational approach in evaluation and therapy to understand the Asian American patient's culture, health beliefs, and life philosophies and therefore improve the potential to engage them in treatment.• Issues for assessing and treating Latinos/Hispanics -- Discusses the need for direct personal relatedness, perceived clinician warmth, and active family engagement in treatment as key skills in promoting the therapeutic alliance and participation among patients from this diverse and yet culturally cohesive group.• Issues for assessing and treating Native Americans -- Provides social and historical information (e.g., context of past events such as massacres of entire villages, disease epidemics, and forced removal from ancestral lands; present factors such as social stressors and level of involvement in tribal life) for clinicians to build their understanding of this most underserved ethnic group in the US.• Issues in Ethnopsychopharmacology -- Reviews clinical reports of ethnic variation with several different classes of psychotropic medications and examines the relationship of pharmacogenetics, ethnicity, and environmental factors (including the use of traditional herbal preparations) to pharmacologic treatment of minorities.• Three Appendices -- Including "A Resident's Guide to Cultural Formulation," with assessment tips written by American Psychiatric Association (APA) Minority Fellows; an "Annotated Bibliography of Cultural Psychiatry and Other Topics; and a "Glossary of Culture-Bound Syndromes."

Clinicians must now meet accreditation standards involving cultural competence, making this groundbreaking clinical manual, with its three appendixes and index, indispensable for mental health care educators, students, residents, and practitioners. The Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry will also prove invaluable for encouraging much-needed research, as we seek to better understand our increasingly diverse -- and ever smaller -- world.

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Reviewer: Renee Mehlinger, MEd, MD (Rush University Medical Center)
Description: This book addresses culturally competent assessment, diagnosis, formulation, and treatment of ethnic minorities in the U.S. Based upon the authors comprehensive CME course, "DSM-IV Cultural Formulation: Diagnosis and Treatment," it also includes clinical cases and insights from experts in the field.
Purpose: The purpose is to present culturally relevant information regarding the four major ethnic groups in the U.S. to give the clinician the skills to understand and provide culturally competent diagnosis and care to diverse minority groups. Alleviating disparities in mental healthcare and stimulating research in the area are promoted through the application, integration, and synthesis of the principles discussed in the book to clinical practice.
Audience: The manual is a valuable resource for medical students, psychiatry residents, psychologists, trainees in social work and other mental health practitioners. Teachers of medical students will find it to be a useful tool for incorporating required cultural competencies into the curriculum.
Features: Culturally relevant material is presented that addresses the four major ethnic groups in the U.S.: African Americans, Asian Americans, Latinos, American Indian and Alaskan Natives. An informational section provides census data with educational and socioeconomic statistics relevant to each group. Case examples are presented to elucidate important culturally relevant points and to demonstrate how to work with patients from diverse minority groups in a culturally sensitive manner. Attention is given to the synthesis of culturally competent diagnostic and assessment variables into a culturally relevant formulation. A resident's guide to the cultural formulation is a particularly useful section for teaching trainees how to assess, conceptualize patient encounters, and apply the DSM-IV outline to clinical cases. An index, annotated bibliography, glossary of Culture Bound Syndromes, and references complete this comprehensive manual.
Assessment: This is a well organized, easy to read, interesting, and thoughtful clinical manual that succinctly addresses diagnostic, clinical, and treatment issues related to culturally competent evaluation, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of minority groups in the U.S. It is a culturally sensitive examination of the differences and sameness that bind and define cultural groups that can be used as a practical guide in everyday practice and as a teaching tool. Any clinician practicing in the U.S. will find it a relevant, current, and necessary read considering the rapid growth of minority populations and the subsequent variety of complex cultural variables that are necessary to understand and incorporate into diagnosis and treatment.
PsycCRITIQUES

The concise yet thorough text offers general practice recommendations as well as group-specific information relevant to the four largest racial/ethnic groups in the United States….The Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry is extremely practical and will be useful for students and those with more experience in the various disciplines of mental health care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585626526
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/2/2007
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Russell F. Lim, M.D. is Associate Clinical Professor and Director of Diversity Education and Training in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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Table of Contents

Contributors. Preface. Foreword. Part I: Culture and Psychiatric Assessment. The assessment of culturally diverse individuals. Part II: Cultural Issues in Assessment and Treatment. African American patients. Asian American patients. Latino patients. American Indian and Alaska native patients. Part III: Culture, Psychopharmacological Treatment, and Case Formulation. Ethnopsychopharmacology. Conclusions: applying the DSM-IV-TR outline for cultural formulation. Appendices. Index.

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