Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations

Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations : An Evidence-Based Approach

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Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach provides insights on how research on psychotherapy, an area that is most often done on non-ethnic minority populations, can be related to minority clients. The book's author, Dr. Hwang, developed the first evidence based culturally adapted treatment for Asian populations which is comprehensively discussed in this book, including treatments for depression that are complemented with concrete examples throughout the book. In addition, the book further discusses how culturally adaptive techniques can be applied for treatment of other disorders in other ethnic populations. * Summarizes psychotherapy research indicating underrepresentation of ethnic minorities* Describes the first evidence based culturally adapted treatment for Asians* Provides concrete examples of adapted psychotherapy in practice* Clarifies how this treatment can be further adapted to other ethnic minorities* Highlights how this depression specific treatment can be applied to other disorders
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Product details

  • Hardback | 360 pages
  • 216 x 276 x 35mm | 1,338g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0124173047
  • 9780124173040

About Wei-Chin Hwang

Wei-Chin Hwang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Claremont McKenna College. He received his Ph.D. from the clinical psychology program at UCLA (2003), completed his pre-doctoral fellowship at Richmond Area Multi-Services (RAMS) - National Asian American Psychology Training Center, and completed a clinical-research postdoctoral fellowship at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. In college, he double majored in Psychology and Asian Studies at the University of Utah. His research focuses on understanding and reducing mental health disparities, improving psychotherapy process and outcomes, cultivating therapist cultural competency and effectiveness when working with people from different backgrounds, and developing models and frameworks for culturally adapting therapy for ethnic minorities. His work has been recognized by a number of professional organizations, and he was awarded the American Psychological Association Minority Fellowship Program Early Career Award. He was also inducted as a fellow for the Asian American Psychological Association and the Western Psychological Association. He was awarded the Asian American Psychological Association Early Career Award and the Enrico E. Jones Award for Research in Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology by the Western Psychological Association. Dr. Hwang is a licensed clinical psychologist and has an independent clinical and consulting practice in Pasadena and Claremont, California.
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"The scope of this exciting book extends well beyond any particular psychotherapy for a particular ethnic minority group of clients...a major achievement based on 20 years of psychotherapy cultural adaptation research and practice. Hwang's integrative framework of the PAFM and FMAP contributes to innovation in science and practice of cultural modification and adaption of psychotherapy." --PsycCRITIQUES
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