Asian American Mental Health

Assessment Theories and Methods

  • Karen S. Kurasaki
  • Sumie Okazaki
  • Stanley Sue

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology Series book series (ICUP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Karen S. Kurasaki, Sumie Okazaki
      Pages 1-5
  3. Cultural Relevance of Diagnostic Categories: A Conceptual Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Richard H. Dana
      Pages 29-46
    3. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, Rita Chi-Ying Chung
      Pages 47-66
    4. Keh-Ming Lin, Margaret Lin
      Pages 67-73
  4. Theories of Relevant Sociocultural Variables

  5. Issues of Psychometric Equivalence Across Cultures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Lisa A. Suzuki, Tamiko Mogami, Ellen S. Kim
      Pages 159-171
  6. Culturally Informed Assessment, Research, and Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 203-203
    2. Karen S. Kurasaki, Alan K. Koike
      Pages 205-217
    3. Edwina S. Uehara, Nancy Farwell, Greg Yamashiro, Michael Smukler
      Pages 219-232
    4. May Yeh, Joyce Wu Yeh
      Pages 233-249
    5. Richard M. Lee, Adam J. Darnell
      Pages 283-299
  7. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 315-315
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 323-344

About this book


Asian American Mental Health is a state-of-the-art compendium of the conceptual issues, empirical literature, methodological approaches, and practice guidelines for conducting culturally informed assessments of Asian Americans, and for assessing provider cultural competency within individuals and systems. It is the first of its kind on Asian Americans. This volume draws upon the expertise of many of the leading experts in Asian American and multicultural mental health to provide a much needed resource for students and professionals in a wide range of disciplines including clinical psychology, medical anthropology, psychiatry, cross-cultural psychology, multicultural counseling, ethnic minority psychology, sociology, social work, counselor education, counseling psychology, and more.


Counseling Depression assessment culture psychiatry psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Karen S. Kurasaki
    • 1
  • Sumie Okazaki
    • 2
  • Stanley Sue
    • 3
  1. 1.The California Endowment FundsSacramentoUSA
  2. 2.University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA
  3. 3.University of CaliforniaDavisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, New York 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5216-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-0735-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-0455
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