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Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asians

Benuto, Lorraine T., Thaler, N. S, Leany, Brian D. (Eds.)

2014, XV, 474 p. 1 illus.

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  • Provides specific guidelines for working with Asian clients
  • Includes up-to-date research on psychological tests used with Asian clients
  • Addresses dilemma that traditional assessments do not emphasize language differences or test validity for ethnic minorities despite many Asian immigrants having English only as a second language or not at all

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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

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

Related subjects » Community Psychology - Neuropsychology - Psychology - Social Sciences

Table of contents 

Guide to Psychological Assessment with Asian Americans: An Introduction.- Cross-Cultural Considerations with Chinese American Clients: A Perspective on Psychological Assessment.- Cross-Cultural Considerations with Japanese American Clients: A Perspective on Psychological Assessment.- Cross-Cultural Considerations with Korean American Clients: A Perspective on Psychological Assessment.- Cross-Cultural Considerations with Indian American Clients: A Perspective on Psychological Assessment.- The Assessment of Acculturation, Enculturation, and Culture in Asian American Samples.- The Assessment Interview: A review of Structured and Semi-Structured Clinical Interviews available for use among Asian Clients.- Using Projective Tests with Asian Clients.- Assessing Personality using Self-Report Measures with Asian Clients.- IQ Testing and the Asian Client.- Assessing Effort & Malingering with Asian Client.- Assessing Mood Disorders and Suicidality in Asians.- Assessment of Anxiety with Asians.- Assessing Substance-Related Disorders in Asian Clients.- Assessing Sexual Dysfunction in Asian Clients.- Assessing Eating Pathology in Asian Americans.- Assessing for Personality Disorders in the Asian Client.- Assessing Culture Bound Syndromes.- Assessment of Dementia: Screening for Cognitive Decline with Asian Clients.- Assessing for Schizophrenia in Asian-Americans.- Assessing Sleep Disorders in the Asian Client.- Assessing Somatoform Disorders with the Asian Client.- Assessing the Asian Child & Adolescent: Special Considerations.- Assessment of Behavioral Disorders.- School-Based Assessment with Asian Children & Adolescents.- Neuropsychological Assessment with Asian Children & Adolescents.- Neuropsychological Assessment with Asian Adults.- Assessing Risk, Recidivism, and Dangerousness in Asians.- Forensic Assessment with the Asian Client.

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