Working with Asian Americans: A Guide for Clinicians

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Evelyn Lee
Guilford Publications, Mar 1, 2000 - Psychology - 504 pages
This clinically oriented guide illuminates the relationship between cu ltural and interpersonal issues in therapeutic work with Asian America n clients. Drawing on both research and clinical practice, contributor s describe the normative family dynamics and practices of a range of A sian American groups, address important developmental and life cycle i ssues, offer guidelines for understanding and treating specific disord ers, and discuss the use of different therapeutic modalities within th is diverse population. Special topics covered include language barrier s in treatment, Asian Americans and PTSD, lesbian/gay and women's conc erns, domestic violence, religion and spirituality, and intermarriage.

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Evelyn Lee, EdD, was Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and Executive Director of Richmond Area Multi-Services, Inc., until her death in 2003. She was also founder and Director of the Cultural Competency Consultation Center. Previously, she was the Chief Program Director of the Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital. Dr. Lee's managerial, clinical, and teaching career spanned more than 30 years, and she published numerous articles and book chapters on mental health and cross-cultural issues.

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