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Culture, Diversity and Mental Health - Enhancing Clinical Practice

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  • Takes a cross-disciplinary approach to cultural diversity and mental health
  • Enhances cultural competence for psychologists, social workers, and other counselors
  • Fosters clinician-patient communication and therapeutic relationship

Part of the book series: Advances in Mental Health and Addiction (AMHA)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Intersectionality and Disability

  2. Immigrant and Indigenous Mental Health


About this book

This book  discusses  the importance of culture and diversity within society through multicultural, cross-cultural, and intercultural encounters  while applying psychological effectiveness to manage core competencies. It carefully explains how influential the social environment is to an individual within a society.  It seeks to directly affect mental health  practitioners’ treatment within practices in accordance to specific ethno-cultural clients; and it seeks to encourage students and practitioners  to practice acceptance of diverse groups and multiracial communities. Although understanding various cultural norms and accepting diversity is not always simple, the book  promotes a global understanding through identifying cultural benefits within a multiracial, multi-ethnic society, while evoking culturally competent techniques for mental health practitioners.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Liberal Arts & Science & Innovative Learning, Humber College, Toronto, Canada

    Masood Zangeneh

  • Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Be’er Sheva, Israel

    Alean Al-Krenawi

About the editors

Dr. Masood Zangeneh is Professor in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Innovative Learning, Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning.

He is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction (Springer Publications) and is a consultant to numerous scientific journals and universities for interdisciplinary, multi-cultural research and development addressing mental health, addiction and resilience among marginalized populations.

Dr. Zangeneh has led numerous international collaborative programs and research initiatives; and, he has served as the Ben Gurion University (BGU) – Regional Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research (RADAR) Center Visiting Professor addressing multi-ethnic youth resilience through research, training, education and publication.

Alean Al-Krenawi, PhD, is professor and chair of the BSW Program, Spitzer Department of Social Work, Ben-Guiron University of the Negev. He is former Presidentof Achva Academic College, and former Dean of the School of Social Work, Memorial Unviersity of Newfoundland, Canada. His works focuses on the challenges facing indigenous and minority groups in the Middle East, Canada, and the West, and studies the effects of cultural phenomena on these populations. His work has been utilized in academia, policymaking, and professional practices worldwide advocating on behalf of historically disadvantaged groups in larger cultural contexts. He applies an interdisciplinary approach centered on diversity and multiculturalism. He is co-author of more than 2000 academic journal articles, and many of his publications are in the top 50 most cited articles in social work.

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