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Author Hwang, Wei-Chin, 1975-

Title Culturally adapting psychotherapy for Asian heritage populations : an evidence-based approach / Wei-Chin Hwang
Published Cambridge, MA : Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Practical Resources for the Mental Health Professional
Practical resources for the mental health professional.
Contents Front Cover; Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Clinical Trial Sites; Focus Group Contributions; Research Staff; References; I. Understanding the science of culturally adapting psychotherapy; 1 Why Is It Important to Culturally Adapt Therapy for Asian Heritage Populations?; Why Write This Book for Asian Heritage Populations?; Who Do We Mean by Asian Heritage Populations?; Understanding Asian Heritage Populations in the United States; Mind-Body Divergence Between the East and the West; The Development of Western Psychotherapy
3 Understanding Cultural Influences on Mental HealthUnderstanding Culture-Universal and Culture-Specific Phenomena; The Cultural Influences on Mental Health (CIMH) Model; Cultural Issues in the Etiology and Causes of Illness; Acculturation and Adaptation Stressors; Family Relationships; Racism and Discrimination; Socioeconomic Status; Culture Norms, Beliefs About Mental Illness and Cultural Differences in Expression of Distress; Somatization: The Expression of Psychological Distress Through Bodily Means; Culture-Bound Syndromes
How Cultural Differences in Conceptualization of Illness and Expression of Distress Influence Help-Seeking PatternsHelp-Seeking, Diagnoses, and Their Relation to Treatment; How Cultural Differences in the Expression of Distress Influence Diagnostic Accuracy and Affect Prevalence Estimates for Me ... ; Meeting the Needs of Ethnic Minority and Immigrant Communities: Policy Implications; References; 4 The Formative Method for Adapting Psychotherapy; Phase 1: Generating Knowledge and Collaborating with Stakeholders; Community Mental Health Clinics and Treatment Providers
Traditional and Indigenous Medicines, Spiritual Leaders, and Healing MethodsPatient or Client Feedback; CBOs and Community Leaders; Phase 2: Integrating Generated Information With Theory and Empirical and Clinical Knowledge; Phase 3: Reviewing the Initial Culturally Adapted Clinical Intervention With Stakeholders and Revising the Culturally Adapt ... ; Phase 4: Testing the Culturally Adapted Intervention; Phase 5: Synthesizing Knowledge Produced by the Earlier Phases and Finalizing the Culturally Adapted Intervention; References
What Are Our Options for Providing Culturally Competent and Effective Care?References; 2 What Do We Mean by Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy?; Institutional Support for Cultural Competency; Cultural Competency Defined; How Is Culturally Adapting Therapy Different From Cultural Competency?; A Reformulated Culturally Adapted Treatment Definition; Frameworks for Culturally Adapting Therapy; Examples of Culturally Adapted Interventions; Overall, What Do We Know About Culturally Adapted Treatments and Outcomes?; Why Is Culturally Adapting Treatment Important?; References
Summary Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach provides insights on how research on psychotherapy, an area that is most often done on non-ethnic minority populations, can be related to minority clients. The book's author, Dr. Hwang, developed the first evidence based culturally adapted treatment for Asian populations which is comprehensively discussed in this book, including treatments for depression that are complemented with concrete examples throughout the book. In addition, the book further discusses how culturally adaptive techniques can be applied for treatment of other disorders in other ethnic populations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 18, 2016)
Subject Asian Americans -- Mental health.
Counseling psychology.
Psychotherapy -- Asian Americans.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0124173152 (electronic bk.)
9780124173156 (electronic bk.)