Clinician's Guide to Cultural Psychiatry

Other | June 1, 2003

byTseng, Wen-Shing, Wen-Shing Tseng

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Increasingly, psychologists are becoming aware of sensitivity needs with respect to treating patients from differing cultures. Culture can play an important role both in what a patient discloses about themselves, how likely they are to follow a therapist's advice, and whether specific therapies are likely to be effective for them. Following on the heels of Tseng's "Handbook of Cultural Psychiatry" comes this "Clinical Application of Cultural Psychiatry."

This more concise book focuses on information most relevant to treating patients. The book discusses how culture plays a role in specific disorders (depression, anxiety, eating and sexual disorders, substance abuse, schizophrenia, etc.). relevant sensitivities to keep in mind in treating specific patient populations (age groups, differing religions, and differing ethnicity's).

* Written by a nationally and internationally recognized scholar, clinician, and author
* Has the proper combination of knowledge, skill, and conceptual discussion for clinical practicalities
* Provides comprehensive and systematic coverage of major topics for clinical application
* Enhanced by more than 120 tables and figures and nearly 30 case illustrations
* Will serve as a major textbook in the training of psychiatric residents and clinical psychologists

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Increasingly, psychologists are becoming aware of sensitivity needs with respect to treating patients from differing cultures. Culture can play an important role both in what a patient discloses about themselves, how likely they are to follow a therapist's advice, and whether specific therapies are likely to be effective for them. Foll...

Wen-Shing Tseng, M.D. is a professor of psychiatry at University of Hawaii School of Medicine. He has served as chairman of Transcultural Psychiatric Section of World Psychiatric Association for two terms from 1983 to 1993, and presently is honorable advisor for the Section. As a consultant to the World Health Organization, he has trav...

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Format:OtherDimensions:512 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:June 1, 2003Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0080502083

ISBN - 13:9780080502083

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Table of Contents

Preface.
About the Author.
Culture, Behavior, and Pathology.
Culture, Stress, and Illness Reactions.
Culture and Psychopathology: Specific Phenomena.
Culture and Psychopathology: General Disorders.
Culturally Competent Clinical Assessment.
Culturally Competent Clinical Care.
Culturally Competent Psychotherapy.
Ethnicity, Culture, and Drug Therapy.
Culture and Therapy with Special Subgroups.
Culturally Oriented Care for Different Ethnic Groups.
Some Social Phenomena and Therapeutic Considerations.
Subject Index.