+612 9045 4394
Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, Second Edition : Assessment , Diagnosis, and Treatment - Ian A. Canino

Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, Second Edition

Assessment , Diagnosis, and Treatment

Hardcover Published: 26th July 2000
ISBN: 9781572305830
Number Of Pages: 228

Share This Book:


RRP $73.00
Ships in 3 to 4 business days

Child assessment and treatment is complicated by numerous factors: developmental variables, how and where symptoms are expressed, and the different ways that parents and teachers may perceive and define problem behavior. The clinician's task is further compounded when clients are culturally diverse children and adolescents dealing with multiple social stressors. This widely used clinical resource and text guides mental health practitioners in conducting culturally competent, effective work with economically disadvantaged youngsters from African American, Asian American, Latino, and Native American backgrounds.

New to This Edition:

*Incorporates new findings from the literature.

*Revised sections on diagnosis and treatment and considerably expanded coverage of assessment techniques.

*Coverage of issues that arise when working with such special populations as children raised in multiracial or multicultural environments, children in the juvenile justice system, and homeless and runaway children.


Industry Reviews

"This second edition offers a unique understanding of the clinical challenges involved in diagnosing and treating children and adolescents raised in multiethnic, multiracial, and multicultural environments. Canino and Spurlock clearly depict the importance of going beyond traditional diagnostic and treatment practices when intervening with special population groups. Without question, this book offers a unique value with respect to its topic, format, and clinical utility. It will be a valuable text for general psychiatric residents, child fellows, psychology and social work trainees, and mental health clinicians at large. I look forward to using this book in both my clinical practice and teaching." --Pedro Ruiz, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center

"Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents, Second Edition, integrates the developmental, social, and clinical literature on disenfranchised children and their families. Stimulating case vignettes illustrate key concepts, as well as preventive and therapeutic intervention strategies. An easy-to-read summary of key problems in serving diverse populations is provided." --Mary Jane Rotheram, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Introductionp. 1
A Perspective for the Clinicianp. 5
The Influence of Culture and Multiple Social Stressors on the Culturally Diverse Childp. 7
The Concept of Ethnicity and Ethnic Socializationp. 7
Multiple Social Stressors and Their Impactp. 15
Risk Factorsp. 40
Protective Factorsp. 41
The Relationship between Social Class and Psychopathologyp. 42
The Diagnostic Challengep. 45
History Takingp. 47
The Influence of Culture on Diagnosisp. 47
Identifying Intragroup Differencesp. 52
Determining the Presenting Problem and Collecting Developmental Informationp. 54
Cultural Expectations of Child Development and Behaviorp. 59
Cultural Attitudes toward Health Practicesp. 61
The Influence of Culture on Childrearing Practicesp. 62
Family Historyp. 66
School Historyp. 72
The Mental Status Examinationp. 75
Intrapsychic and Interpersonal Factorsp. 81
Concluding Commentsp. 83
Culturally Sensitive Psychological Assessmentp. 84
Standards of Culturally Competent Assessmentp. 85
The Clinician: Cultural Self-Awarenessp. 85
Components of a Culturally Sensitive Assessmentp. 87
Assessment Instruments and Strategiesp. 92
Alternate Assessment Strategiesp. 95
Assessment for Behavioral and Emotional Disordersp. 97
Cultural Factors and Diagnostic Criteriap. 99
Concluding Commentsp. 102
Diagnostic Categoriesp. 103
DSM-IV: Basic Featuresp. 103
The Multiaxial System for Evaluation in DSM-IVp. 105
Mental Disorders Classified under Axis I and Axis II of DSM-IV: Cultural Factors and Influencesp. 105
Axis III of DSM-IV: General Medical Conditionsp. 140
Axis IV of DSM-IV: Psychosocial and Environmental Problemsp. 145
Axis V of DSM-IV: Global Assessment of Functioningp. 146
Concluding Commentsp. 147
The Treatment of Culturally Diverse Childrenp. 149
Culturally Sensitive and Competent Therapeutic Interventionsp. 151
Variables Influencing Treatment and Its Effectivenessp. 151
Culturally Sensitive and Competent Treatment Approaches: A Reviewp. 154
An Ethnically Competent Stress Prevention and Intervention Modelp. 179
Concluding Commentsp. 189
The Clinician as Advocatep. 191
Rhina's Worldp. 191
Expanding the Role of the Clinicianp. 192
Referencesp. 195
Indexp. 222
Table of Contents provided by Syndetics. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781572305830
ISBN-10: 1572305835
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 228
Published: 26th July 2000
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition