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Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures. Lena Andary

Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures.

Lena Andary

Published January 10th 2010
ISBN : 9781281709066
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204 pages
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Assessing Mental Health Across Cultures provides a framework for mental health professionals and students to obtain an in-depth understanding of a client whose cultural background is different to their own. The book uses a combination of theoreticalMoreAssessing Mental Health Across Cultures provides a framework for mental health professionals and students to obtain an in-depth understanding of a client whose cultural background is different to their own. The book uses a combination of theoretical discussion and case examples set in the context of Australia s multicultural society. Chapter titles include: Issues and Dilemmas in Diagnosis Across Cultures, Cultural Values, the Sense of Self and Psychiatric Assessment, Expression and Communication of Distress Across Cultures, Issues in Translating Mental Health Terms Across Cultures, Explanatory Models of Illness, Crosscultural Beliefs about Illness, Negotiating Explanatory Models.