Clinical Methods in Transcultural Psychiatry
From Book News, Inc. Nigerian-born Okpaku (psychiatry, Vanderbilt U. School of Medicine) heads 40 members of the international community in this compendium of an emerging culturally informed psychiatryrooted in a 1965 Ciba Foundation conference, in examining mental illness diagnosis and treatment from the holistic perspective of a sociocultural identity considered integral to personality. Research and case studies ranging from the role of religion in Italy to the impact of class in Londoncomplement training considerations to sensitize therapists encountering diverse clients. Book News, Inc.®, Portland, OR
Synopsis On the leading edge of an emerging discipline, this compendium by respected clinicians from around the world is one of the first books to offer an in-depth look at transcultural psychiatry. Concise yet comprehensive, Clinical Methods in Transcultural Psychiatry draws on a wealth of case studies and relevant clinical experience to provide practicing clinicians with a basic foundation of "culturally informed" psychiatry on which they can build. Logically organized into six sections, the book...