Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

What is culture, and how does it influence perceptions about mental health? Culture and Mental Health examines the role of sociocultural issues on mental health, psychological disorders, and assessment. The book takes a critical look at the research pertaining to common psychological disorders such as depression and anxiety, presenting a refreshing new approach to understanding mental health.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405169837
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/9/2009
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 362
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Sussie Eshun is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania. In addition to clinical practice, she has several publications on the role of culture in suicide, depression, and stress. She has developed and taught several courses on culture, adjustment, and human development, and is a strong advocate for including empirical research on cultural diversity in the curriculum. She currently serves as Chair for the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity at her campus and has been actively involved in workshops and seminars with the Office of Diversity at the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education's (PASSHE) chancellor's office. She has been awarded several diversity grants for mentoring ethnic minority high school students and also for recruitment and retention of diverse faculty.

Regan A. R. Gurung is Chair of the Human Development department and Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He is also Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Teaching Scholars Program, has been a UWGB Teaching Fellow, a UW System Teaching Scholar, and is winner of the Founder's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Founder's Award for Excellence in Scholarship, as well as UW Teaching-at-its-Best, Creative Teaching, and Featured Faculty Awards. He is the author of two other books: Health Psychology: A Cultural Approach (2e, 2010) and Optimizing Teaching and Learning: Catalyzing Pedagogical Research (with Beth Schwartz), and is co-editor of two other books: Getting Culture? Best Practices for Incorporating Culture into the Curriculum (with Loreto Prieto), and Practicing our Signatures: Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (with Nancy Chick and Aeron Haynie).

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Table of Contents

1 Introduction to culture and psychopathology Sussie Eshun Eshun, Sussie Regan A. R. Gurung Gurung, Regan A. R. 3

2 Culture and mental health assessment Bonnie A. Green Green, Bonnie A. 19

3 Stress and mental health Regan A. R. Gurung Gurung, Regan A. R. Angela Roethel-Wendorf Roethel-Wendorf, Angela 35

4 Managing job stress : cross-cultural variations in adjustment Joseph P. Eshun, Jr. Eshun, Joseph P., Jr. Kevin J. Kelley Kelley, Kevin J. 55

5 Chronic pain : cultural sensitivity to pain Jyh-Hann Chang Chang, Jyh-Hann 71

6 Placing the soul back into psychology : religion in the psychotherapy process Paul E. Priester Priester, Paul E. Shiva Khalili Khalili, Shiva Jose E. Luvathingal Luvathingal, Jose E. 91

7 Psychotherapy in a culturally diverse world Laura R. Johnson Johnson, Laura R. Gilberte Bastien Bastien, Gilberte Michael J. Hirschel Hirschel, Michael J. 115

8 International perspectives on culture and mental health P. S. D. V. Prasadarao Prasadarao, P. S. D. V. 149

9 Culture and mood disorders Sussie Eshun Eshun, Sussie Toy Caldwell-Colbert Caldwell-Colbert, Toy 181

10 Culture and anxiety disorders Simon A. Rego Rego, Simon A. 197

11 Cultural factors in traumatic stress Peter D. Yeomans Yeomans, Peter D. Evan M. Forman Forman, Evan M. 221

12 Culture and psychotic disorders Kristin M. Vespia Vespia, Kristin M. 245

13 Culture and eating disorders Megan A. Markey Hood Hood, Megan A. Markey Jillon S. Vander Wal Wal, Jillon S. Vander Judith L. Gibbons Gibbons, Judith L. 273

14 Culture and suicide David Lester Lester, David 297

Author index 321

Subject index 339

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