Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2007-10-15
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
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Central Peninsula Counseling Services, Kenai, Alaska. Enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of age, developmental and acquired disabilities, religion, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and sexual orientation. For clinicians and therapists. Previous edition: c2001.

Author Biography

Pamela A. Hays serves as adjunct faculty for Antioch University Seattle.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. 1
Seeing the Forest and the Trees: The Complexities of Culture in Practicep. 3
Self-Assessmentp. 19
Becoming a Culturally Responsive Therapistp. 21
Looking Into the Clinician's Mirror: Cultural Self-Assessmentp. 41
Connecting with Your Clientp. 63
Entering Another's World: Understanding Clients' Identities and Contextsp. 65
Making Meaningful Connections: Establishing Respect and Rapportp. 85
Culturally Responsive Assessment and Diagnosisp. 103
Sorting Things Out: Culturally Responsive Assessmentp. 105
Putting Culture to the Test: Considerations With Standardized Testingp. 129
Making Sense and Moving On: Culturally Responsive Diagnosis and the DSM-IV-TRp. 153
Culturally Responsive Practicep. 173
How to Help Best: Culturally Responsive Therapyp. 175
Practice Doesn't Make Perfect, but It Sure Does Help: A Final Case Examplep. 203
Conclusion: Looking to the Futurep. 217
Referencesp. 225
Author Indexp. 259
Subject Indexp. 267
About the Authorp. 275
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