Cultural Clinical Psychology: Theory, Research, and Practice
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As today's global community becomes more intercultural, mental health professionals are being faced with an ever-growing range of cultural issues. In response to the increasing need for culturally competent clinical practice, Cultural Clinical Psychology provides a definitive basis for culturally appropriate assessment, treatment, research, education, and training. With outstanding variety and depth of coverage, over 25 eminent contributors discuss the role of culture in the context of psychopathology and physical well-being, including anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, mood disorders, schizophrenia, and pain. Each chapter includes a discussion of the symptoms that universally appear across different cultures; cultural influences on the prevalence and incidence of each major disorder; the role of culture in diagnostic and assessment practices, including the appropriate use of interviews and questionnaires; cultural issues in the delivery of mental health services; and a consideration of how cultural factors can help advance scientific knowledge and aid clinical practice. Cultural Clinical Psychology should be essential reading for clinicians, academics, and students in clinical psychology, health psychology, and psychiatry, as well as other professionals working in the mental health field.