Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health

Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations

Edited by

  • Freddy Paniagua, University of Texas, Galveston, U.S.A.
  • Ann-Marie Yamada, School of Social Work, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health, Second Edition, discusses the impact of cultural, ethnic, and racial variables for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, service delivery, and development of skills for working with culturally diverse populations. Intended for the mental health practitioner, the book translates research findings into information to be applied in practice.

The new edition contains more than 50% new material and includes contributions from established leaders in the field as well as voices from rising stars in the area. It recognizes diversity as extending beyond race and ethnicity to reflect characteristics or experiences related to gender, age, religion, disability, and socioeconomic status. Individuals are viewed as complex and shaped by different intersections and saliencies of multiple elements of diversity.

Chapters have been wholly revised and updated, and new coverage includes indigenous approaches to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental and physical disorders; spirituality; the therapeutic needs of culturally diverse clients with intellectual, developmental, and physical disabilities; suicide among racial and ethnic groups; multicultural considerations for treatment of military personnel and multicultural curriculum and training.

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Practicing clinicians and counselors, and researchers in clinical psychology and sociology. Psychologists, social workers, licensed professional counselors, psychiatrists and cross-cultural researchers.


Book information

  • Published: July 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-394420-7

Table of Contents



Domain I: Foundations-Overview of Theory and Models

Chapter 1 - The Study of Culture and Psychopathology: Fundamental Concepts and Historic Forces

Ann-Marie Yamada and Anthony J. Marsella

Chapter 2 - Culture-Bound Syndromes, Cultural Variations, and Psychopathology

Freddy A. Paniagua

Chapter 3 - Cultural Models of Health and Illness

Ronald J. Angel and Kristi Williams

Chapter 4 - Indigenous Approaches to Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Louise Sundararajan, Girishwar Misra, and Anthony J. Marsella

Chapter 5 - Race, Ethnicity, and the Epidemiology of Mental Disorders in Adults

Charles E. Holzer, III and Sam Copeland

Chapter 6 - The Role of the Social Class Worldview Model in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental and Physical Health

William Ming Liu, Marcus C. Alt, and Ryan F. Pittsinger

Chapter 7 - Gender Role Conflict and Intersecting Identities in the Assessment and Treatment of Culturally Diverse Populations

Genevieve Canales and Sofia A. Lopez

Chapter 8 - Spirituality and Culture: Implications for Mental Health Service Delivery to Diverse Populations

Jennifer Shimako Abe

Chapter 9 - Nativity and Migration: Considering Acculturation in the Assessment and Treatment of Mental Disorders

Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Shilpa M. P. Regan, Andrew Subica, and Ann-Marie Yamada

Domain II: Specialized Assessment in a Multicultural Context

Chapter 10 - Conducting the Cross-Cultural Clinical Interview

Cervando Martinez

Chapter 11 - Culture and Methodology in Personality Assessment

Richard H. Dana

Chapter 12 - Neuropsychological Assessment of Culturally and Educationally Dissimilar Individuals

Antonio Puente, Miguel Perez-Garcia, Raquel Vilar Lopez, Natalia A. Hidalgo-Ruzzante, and Ahmed F. Fasfous

Chapter 13 - Methodologies for Text Translation and Cultural Equivalence

Bill R. Arnold and Jennifer L. Smith

Domain III: Assessing and Treating Four Major Culturally Diverse Groups in Clinical Settings

Chapter 14 - Mental Health Assessment and Treatment of African Americans in Cultural Context

Linda James Myers and Michelle Anderson

Chapter 15 - Assessing and Treating American Indian and Alaska Native People

Denise Anne Dillard and Spero M. Manson

Chapter 16 - Assessing and Treating Asian Americans: Recent Advances in Mental Health Research

Sumie Okazaki and Ariane Ling

Chapter 17 - Assessing and Treating Latinos: Overview of Mental Health Research

Andrea J. Romero, Lisa M. Edwards, and Shannon Corkery

Domain IV: Assessing and Treating Other Culturally Diverse Groups in Clinical Settings

Chapter 18 - The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders Among American Jews

Lewis Z. Schlosser, Rachel Shapiro Safran, Rachel Adisy Suson, Krista Dettle, and J. Jane H. Dewe

Chapter 19 - The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mental Disorders Among Muslims

Farah A. Ibrahim and Jianna R. Heuer

Chapter 20 - Military Culture and Multicultural Diversity among Military Service Members: Implications for Mental Health Providers

Ann-Marie Yamada, Hazel R Atuel and Eugenia L. Weiss

Chapter 21 - The Mental Health of Culturally Diverse Older Adults: Research and Clinical Issues

Sandra A. Black

Chapter 22 - Improving Treatment Engagement and Psychotherapy Outcomes for Culturally Diverse Youth and Families

Stanley J. Huey, Jr. and Eduardo Jones

Domain V: Specific Conditions/Presenting Problems in a Cultural Context

Chapter 23 - Racial and Ethnic Considerations in the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Sylvia Z. Ramirez. Marcos Silva, Rica Ramirez, and Erika Perez

Chapter 24 - The Therapeutic Needs of Culturally Diverse Individuals with Physical Disabilities

Martha E. Banks

Chapter 25 - Suicide among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Implications for Research and Practice

Frederick T.L. Leong, Mark M. Leach, and Zornitsa Kalibatseva

Chapter 26 - Therapeutic Treatment Approaches for Ethnically Diverse Survivors of Interpersonal Trauma

Thema Bryant-Davis, Monica U. Ellis, and Nathan Edwards

Domain VI: Multicultural Competence in Clinical Settings

Chapter 27 - Culture and Evidence-Based Prevention Programs

Richard Lee, AnnaMarie Vu, and Anna Lau

Chapter 28 - A Review and Critique of Multicultural Competence Measures: Toward a Social Justice Oriented Health Service Delivery Model

Glenn C. Gamst and Christopher T.H. Liang

Chapter 29 - Integrating Ethical Considerations in Multicultural Curriculum and Training: Expanding the Classroom to the Community

Miguel E. Gallardo and Nahal Kaivan

Chapter 30 - Responding To the Challenge: Preparing Mental Health Professionals for the Changing U.S. Demographics

George K. Hong, Margaret Garcia, and Marcel Soriano