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Author Hays, Pamela A.

Title Addressing cultural complexities in practice : assessment, diagnosis, and therapy / Pamela A. Hays
Edition 2nd ed
Published Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (vii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Contents 1. Seeing the forest and the trees : the complexities of culture in practice -- 2. Becoming a culturally responsive therapist -- 3. Looking into the clinician's mirror : cultural self-assessment -- 4. Entering another's world: understanding clients' identities and contexts -- 5. Making meaningful connections : establishing respect and rapport -- 6. Sorting things out : culturally responsive assessment -- 7. Putting culture to the test : considerations with standardized testing -- 8. Making sense and moving on : culturally responsive diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TR -- 9. How to help best : culturally responsive therapy -- 10. Practice doesn't make perfect, but it sure does help : a final case example -- 11. Conclusion : looking to the future
Summary "This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that drive each of us. Pamela Hays's ADDRESSING framework enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of Age, Developmental and acquired Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, Native origin, and Gender. Unlike other books on therapy with diverse clients, which tend to focus on working with one particular ethnic group, Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice presents a framework that can be used with a person of any cultural identity. This second edition has been updated throughout and has new sections on cross-cultural assessment of trauma, on psychotherapy with people living in poverty, and on ethical boundaries and complex relationships in rural and minority communities. A special section describes how to integrate cultural considerations into the evidence-based practice of cognitive behavior therapy. Organized according to the flow of clinical work (in contrast to the one-chapter-per-group approach), the book's contents are summarized in handy "Key Ideas" sections at the end of each chapter for ease of use in education and supervision. This stimulating book will be an important resource for counselors, clinicians, and mental health professionals working with clients from a variety of backgrounds"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-258) and indexes
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Subject Cross-cultural counseling.
Manners and customs.
Cultural pluralism.
Psychoanalytic Therapy -- methods
Cultural Characteristics
Cultural Diversity
Ethnicity -- psychology
Cross-cultural counseling.
Kulturelle Identität
Form Electronic book
Author American Psychological Association.
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