Current Clinical Psychiatry

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

Editors: Parekh, Ranna (Ed.)

  • ​Includes cultural diversity training information for health care providers, clinical interviewing techniques, and effective strategies to use in difficult conversations  
  • Provides innovative ways of understanding the complexity of diversity and the importance of continuing education to effectively keep abreast of the rapid cross cultural changes  
  • Offers information relevant to providers of specific populations but also creative approaches to understanding diversity without one’s having specific knowledge of minority groups
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About this book

Long considered important for professionals working with minority and under-represented populations, cross-cultural competency has become a requisite for all health care providers. As society in the US increasingly diversifies, there is a crucial need to prepare health care professionals to effectively treat this changing population. The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health addresses the importance and relevance of cultural sensitivity in US mental health. Prominent researchers and clinicians examine the cultural and cross-cultural mental health issues of Native American, Latino, Asian, African American, Middle Eastern, Refugee and LGBQT communities. The discussion includes understanding the complexities in making mental health diagnoses and the various meanings it has for the socio-cultural group described, as well as biopsychosocial treatment options and challenges. In understanding the specific populations, the analysis delves into overarching concepts that may apply to specific populations and to those at the intersection of multiple cultures.

An invaluable resource for mental health professionals, including clinicians, researchers, educators, leaders and advocates in the United States, The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health provides the necessary understanding and insights for research and clinical practice in specific cultural and multicultural groups.

About the authors

Ranna Parekh, MD, MPH is Director of the Center for Diversity in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She is also Medical Director of the Adolescent Dual Diagnosis Residential Treatment Programs at McLean Hospital and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Parekh is a practicing child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and has lectured locally and nationally on child and adolescent psychiatry, substance abuse, diversity, negotiations and mediation.

Dr. Parekh is the co-author of Overcome Prejudice at Work (Harvard Medical School Guides). She is also a senior consultant at the Levinson Institute and a member of the Harvard Mediation Program.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This reference serves primarily as a tool that details the importance of understanding how various cultural dimensions influence psychiatric illness. The purpose is to provide a framework to understand the ever changing demographics of the United States by illustrating and appreciating dynamic, culturally diverse populations when treating patients with mental illness. It is targeted at all healthcare providers who work with psychiatric patients of all backgrounds and cultures.” (Edgar I. Hernandez, Doody’s Book Reviews, June, 2014)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Mental Health of Arab Americans: Cultural Considerations for Excellence of Care

    Melhem, Imad (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Identification and Approach to Treatment of Mental Health Disorders in Asian American Populations

    Ali, Shirin

    Pages 31-59

  • Cultural Sensitivity: What Should We Understand About Latinos?

    Jiménez, Aida L. (et al.)

    Pages 61-87

  • Not by Convention: Working with People on the Sexual and Gender Continuum

    Liaw, Karen Ron-Li (et al.)

    Pages 89-117

  • American Indian and Alaska Native Mental Health Perspectives

    Trimble, Joseph E. (et al.)

    Pages 119-138

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eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8918-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4614-8917-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5455-1
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • Rental duration: 1 or 6 month
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Massachusetts General Hospital Textbook on Diversity and Cultural Sensitivity in Mental Health
Editors
  • Ranna Parekh
Series Title
Current Clinical Psychiatry
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-8918-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-8918-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-8917-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5455-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 314
Number of Illustrations and Tables
4 illustrations in colour
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