Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians

  • Lorraine T. Benuto
  • Nicholas S. Thaler
  • Brian D. Leany

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Lorraine T. Benuto, Nicholas S. Thaler, Brian D. Leany
    Pages 1-6
  3. Sanjay R. Nath, Alan J. Lee, Zoe Belcher-Timme, Chin Pui Chau
    Pages 121-133
  4. Nicholas S. Thaler, Johanah Y. Kang, Stacy L. Reger
    Pages 153-164
  5. Zornitsa Kalibatseva, Ivan H. C. Wu, Frederick T. L. Leong
    Pages 181-198
  6. Jungeun Lee
    Pages 199-210
  7. Sally J. Vogel, Daniel N. Allen
    Pages 211-223
  8. Jane S. T. Woo, Alice Fok-Trela, Lori A. Brotto
    Pages 225-241
  9. Yuying Tsong, Rebekah Smart
    Pages 243-260
  10. Carolyn Ha, Carla Sharp
    Pages 261-277
  11. Christine J. Yeh, William Nguyen, Ynez N. Lizarraga
    Pages 279-290
  12. Lorraine T. Benuto, Katherine A. Wainwright, Brian D. Leany
    Pages 291-304

About this book


To effectively serve minority clients, clinicians require a double understanding: of both evidence-based practice and the cultures involved. This particularly holds true when working with Asian Americans, a diverse and growing population.

The Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians synthesizes real-world challenges, empirical findings, clinical knowledge, and common-sense advice to create a comprehensive framework for practice. This informed resource is geared toward evaluation of first-generation Asian Americans and recent immigrants across assessment methods (self-report measures, projective tests), settings (school, forensic), and classes of disorders (eating, substance, sexual). While the Guide details cross-cultural considerations for working with Chinese-, Japanese-, Korean-, and Indian-American clients, best practices are also included for assessing members of less populous groups without underestimating, overstating, or stereotyping the role of ethnicity in the findings. In addition, contributors discuss diversity of presentation within groups and identify ways that language may present obstacles to accurate evaluation. Among the areas covered in this up-to-date reference:


  • Structured and semi-structured clinical interviews.
  • Assessment of acculturation, enculturation, and culture.
  • IQ testing.
  • Personality disorders.
  • Cognitive decline and dementia.
  • Mood disorders and suicidality.
  • Neuropsychological assessment of children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Culture-bound syndromes.


Designed for practitioners new to working with Asian clients as well as those familiar with the population, the Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians is exceedingly useful to neuropsychologists, clinical psychologists, health psychologists, and clinical social workers.


Asian mental health cultural competence in psychology culture and psychological assessment culture and psychological testing mental health assessment with Asians minority mental health

Editors and affiliations

  • Lorraine T. Benuto
    • 1
  • Nicholas S. Thaler
    • 2
  • Brian D. Leany
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Nevada and Northcentral University, Graduate School Faculty, Prescott Valley, AZ, USARenoUSA
  2. 2.Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral SciencesUCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human BehaviorLos AngelesUSA
  3. 3.Graduate School Faculty, Prescott Valley, AZ, USALake's Crossing Center: Maximum Security Facility for Forensic Mental Health Services (Reno, NV) & Northcentral UniversityRenoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-0795-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-0796-0
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