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Psicologia y Psiquiatria

Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients: A Practical Guide

  • Editorial: Sage
  • Autor: Paniagua
  • ISBN: 9781412999779
  • Edición: 4ta Ed, 2014


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.

- 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 guidelineswith emphasis on older adult clients and LGBT clientsrepresenting 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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