Explores the variety of ways the diverse cultures of America understand mind and body, and the disorders to which mind and body are subject. Designed to introduce cultural competence and diversity skills to clinicians and students working with clients who have mental health issues. Introduces a diagnostic system (the DSM-IV "Outline for cultural formulation") for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders across cultural boundaries and diagnostic categories.
Used by clinicians and researchers to diagnose and classify mental disorders, this volume defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment, and research. It is also suitable for physicians and health professionals, including psychologists, counselors, nurses, and occupational and rehabilitation therapists.