Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families by Nhi-ha TrinhHandbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families by Nhi-ha Trinh

Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families

EditorNhi-ha Trinh

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Asian Americans are the fastest growing minority group in the United States. When Asian immigrants arrive in the United States, they regularly encounter a vast number of difficulties integrating themselves into their new culture. In Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families, distinguished researchers and clinicians discuss the process of acculturation for individuals and their families, addressing the mental health needs of Asian Americans and thoroughly examining the acculturative process, its common stressors, and characteristics associated with resiliency. This first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional title synthesizes current acculturation research, while presenting those concepts within a clinical framework. In addition to providing an in-depth look at both past and present research and offering directions for future topics to explore, the book also offers a range of practical tools such as research scales to measure levels of acculturation, interview techniques, and clinical approaches for special populations including children, the elderly, and their families. Thought-provoking and informative, Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American Families will enhance the understanding of the clinical and sociocultural problems Asian Americans face, providing clinicians with all the necessary insights to better care for their patients.
Title:Handbook of Mental Health and Acculturation in Asian American FamiliesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617378968

ISBN - 13:9781617378966


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTIONYanni Rho MD MPH and Nhi-Ha Trinh MD MPHSECTION ONE: RESEARCH ON ACCULTURATION IN ASIAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTHCh 1. Acculturation: Measurements and Review of Findings Richard M Suinn PhDCh 2. Theories and Research on Acculturation and Enculturation Experiences among Asian American Families Bryan S. K. Kim PhD, Annie J. Ahn and N. Alexandra LamCh 3. Strengthening Intergenerational/Intercultural Ties in Immigrant Families (SITIF):A Parenting Intervention to Bridge the Chinese American Intergenerational Acculturation Gap Yu-Wen Ying PhDCh 4. Acculturation: Recommendations for Future ResearchRichard M Suinn PhDSECTION TWO: CLINICAL INSIGHTS ON ACCULTURATION IN ASIAN AMERICAN MENTAL HEALTHCh. 5. The Impact of Immigration and Acculturation on the Mental Health of Asian Americans: Overview of Epidemiology and Clinical ImplicationsSiyon Rhee PhDCh 6. Assessing Asian American Family Acculturation in Clinical Settings: Guidelines and Recommendations for Mental Health ProfessionalsKevin Chun PhD and Phil Akutsu PhDCh 7. The A-B-C in Clinical Practice with Southeast Asians: Basic Understanding of Migration and Resettlement HistoryKhanh Dinh PhDCh 8. Clinical Considerations when Working with Asian American Children and AdolescentsYanni Rho MD MPH and Kathy Rho .Ed.M.Ch 9. Acculturation and Asian American ElderlyNhi-Ha T. Trinh MD MPH and Iqbal Ahmed MDCh 10. Clinical Insights from working with Immigrant Asian Americans and their Families: Focus on Acculturation StressorsNalini V. Juthani MD and Asha S. Mishra MDCh 11. ConclusionNhi-Ha Trinh MD MPH and Yanni Rho MD MPH

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews:"This multiauthored book explores how the process of acculturation affects the mental health of Asian Americans. . most clinicians, particularly those in primary care who serve as the first access point for patients into the American medical system, would find this handbook clinically useful. . the authors' exploration of the research implications makes this book useful for researchers in the field . . this handbook can be useful to mental health professionals as well as primary care providers and researchers." (Thanh Thai, Doody's Review Service, September, 2009)