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Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients

Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients
A Practical Guide

Fourth Edition

Practical, effective guidelines for working with culturally diverse clients

December 2013 | 416 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Now in its Fourth Edition, the best-selling Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients offers effective, practical guidelines in working with culturally diverse clients. Author and clinician Freddy A. Paniagua first summarizes general guidelines that clinicians can apply when assessing, diagnosing, or treating culturally diverse clients, but also addresses clinical work with specific culturally diverse groups such as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian clients. Two new chapters in this edition deal with the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of emotional problems experienced by LGBT and older adult clientsfrom these culturally diverse groups.

Series Editor’s Foreword
1. Minority, Multicultural, Race, and Ethnicity Concepts
2. General Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Culturally Diverse Clients
3. Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of African American Clients
4. Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Hispanic Clients
5. Guidelines For The Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Asian Clients
6. Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of American Indian Clients
7. Guidelines for Evaluating and Using the Epidemiological Mental Health Literature with Culturally Diverse Groups
8. Using Culturally Biased Instruments
9. Using Cultural Variables in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM)
10. Counseling Guidelines for Culturally Diverse Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients
11. Counseling Guidelines For Culturally Diverse Older Adult Clients
Author Index
Subject Index
About the Author
Key features
  • Integrates discussions on the DSM-5 across most chapters, and includes a new chapter specifically addressing cultural variations in the DSM-5.
  • Extensive updates in chapters covering African-American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian clients, with particular emphasis on demographics, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment considerations.
  • Two new chapters cover general and specific clinical guidelines—with emphasis on older adult clients and LGBT clients—representing the major culturally diverse groups discussed in this book.
  • Discussion of acculturative stress and updated discussion on race versus ethnicity.
  • Coverage of racism as a stressful situation versus racism an explanatory construct.
  • Additional recommended validity criteria for the selection of culture-free tests.
  • Guidelines for selecting translated psychological tests, effectively dealing with racism in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders, and preventing attrition among culturally diverse groups.
  • Expanded material on the lack of cultural validity occurring within the use the epidemiological mental health literature.
  • Updated references, examples, and a chart that details U.S. states and regions where clinicians can expect to serve a large populations of clients from particular cultural groups.

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