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The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health

  • Updated to include new research and clinical material for practitioners working with mental health patients of diverse backgrounds

  • Offers information relevant to providers of specific populations but also creative approaches to understanding diversity without one’s having specific knowledge of minority groups

  • Written by experts in specific topics in cultural sensitivity in mental health

Part of the book series: Current Clinical Psychiatry (CCPSY)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Innovative Ways to Understand Diversity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Diversity Dialogue

      • Anne Emmerich, Ariel Otero, Ranna Parekh, Estee Sharon
      Pages 3-23
    3. Cultural and Diversity Issues in Mediation and Negotiation

      • David Alan Hoffman, Katherine Triantafillou
      Pages 37-53
    4. Providing Medical Care to Diverse Populations

      • Deborah Washington, Robert Doyle
      Pages 55-74
  3. Specific Populations

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103
    2. Psychiatry for People of African Descent in the USA

      • Carl Bell, Christine M. Crawford
      Pages 105-125
    3. American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health

      • Joseph E. Trimble, Jeff King, Teresa D. LaFromboise, Dolores Subia BigFoot
      Pages 127-148
    4. Mental Health of Arab Americans: Cultural Considerations for Excellence of Care

      • Imad Melhem, Zeina Chemali, Ashlee Wolfgang
      Pages 149-174
    5. Cultural Sensitivity: What Should We Understand About Latinos?

      • Aida L. Jiménez, Margarita Alegría, Richard F. Camino-Gaztambide, Lazaro V. Zayas, Maria Jose Lisotto
      Pages 201-228
    6. Not by Convention: Working with People on the Sexual and Gender Continuum

      • Jeremy A. Wernick, Samantha M. Busa, Aron Janssen, Karen Ron-Li Liaw
      Pages 229-252
    7. Understanding the Mental Health of Refugees: Trauma, Stress, and the Cultural Context

      • B. Heidi Ellis, Jeffrey P. Winer, Kate Murray, Colleen Barrett
      Pages 253-273
  4. Back Matter

    Pages 275-282

About this book

This edition is updated to include new research and clinical material for practitioners working with mental health patients of diverse backgrounds.  Written by experts in cultural sensitivity, the text begins by establishing innovative approaches to understanding diversity, tools for diversity educational training for health care providers, clinical interviewing techniques and effective strategies in having difficult conversations. Indirect approaches to understanding diversity and mental health come from unique chapters that range from the ways that journalists process and discuss mental health competency to the business model for cultural competency in health care.

The second section of the book moves from the broader subjects to the needs of specific populations, including Native Americans, Latinos, Asians, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities. The discussion includes understanding the complexities of making mental health diagnoses and the various meanings these diagnoses have for the socio-cultural group described. Each chapter also details biopsychosocial treatment options and challenges.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health, Second Edition, is an excellent resource for all clinicians working with diverse populations, including psychiatrists, primary care physicians, emergency room physicians, early career physicians and trainees, psychologists, nurses, social workers, researchers, and medical educators.

Keywords

  • Refugee mental health
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Stigma
  • Diversity and care
  • Patient engagement

Editors and Affiliations

  • American Psychiatric Association, Arlington, USA

    Ranna Parekh

  • Harvard University, Boston, USA

    Nhi-Ha T. Trinh

About the editors

Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
1423 N. Rhodes Street
Unit 301
Arlington, VA 
22209

Nhi-Ha Trinh, MD, MPH
Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Harvard Medical School
MGH Depression Clinical and Research Program (MGH DCRP)
One Bowdoin Square, Sixth floor
Boston, MA 02114


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health

  • Editors: Ranna Parekh, Nhi-Ha T. Trinh

  • Series Title: Current Clinical Psychiatry

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-20174-6

  • Publisher: Humana Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-20173-9

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-20176-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-20174-6

  • Series ISSN: 2626-241X

  • Series E-ISSN: 2626-2398

  • Edition Number: 2

  • Number of Pages: XXIII, 282

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Psychiatry, Clinical Psychology, General Practice and Family Medicine, Health Administration, Pediatrics

Buying options

eBook USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-20174-6
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 79.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)