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Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy 2nd Edition

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About the Author

Pamela A. Hays holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii, an M.S. in counseling from the University of Alaska, a B.A. in psychology from New Mexico State University, and a certificate in French from La Sorbonne in France. From 1987-88, she served as a National Institute of Mental Health Postdoctoral Fellow in geropsychology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. From 1989-2000, she worked as a core faculty member of the graduate psychology program at Antioch University Seattle. Her research has included work with Arab women in North Africa, and Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian refugees living in the U.S. She is coeditor of Culturally Responsive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (APA Books, 2006) and her articles on couple therapy, older adults, multicultural and feminist issues have appeared in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, the Journal of Counseling and Development, the International Journal of Psychology, and Women and Therapy. She is a licensed clinical psychologist who currently lives in rural Alaska and works with Central Peninsula Counseling Services and the Kenaitze Tribe's Nakenu Family Center in Kenai. She serves as adjunct faculty for Antioch University Seattle, and conducts workshops internationally.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 275 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn; 2 edition (October 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1433802198
  • ISBN-13: 978-1433802195
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 7.2 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,707 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Pamela Hays holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii, a B.A. in psychology from New Mexico State University, and a certificate in French from La Sorbonne in Paris, France. From 1987 through 1988, she served as an NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. From 1989 through 2000, she worked as core faculty member of the graduate psychology program at Antioch University Seattle. Since 2000, she has worked in community mental health and private practice in rural Alaska, including part-time as a supervisor for the Kenaitze Tribe. Her research has included work with Tunisian women in North Africa, and Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian people in the U.S. She is coeditor of the book Culturally Responsive Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Assessment, Practice, and Supervision; author of Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy (APA Books; and author of Connecting across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit (Sage). She provides consultation and teaches workshops internationally, and lives with her family on the Kenai Peninsula where the nearest town of Soldotna has a population of 4,000 people and several thousand moose. For more information on her clinical practice, publications, and workshops, go to www.drpamelahays.com.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on December 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Now in a fully updated and expanded second edition, Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy is a guide for clinicians, counselors, and psychologists to taking into account issues what author Pamela A. Hays, Ph.D. refers to as the "ADDRESSING" framework - Age, Developmental and acquired Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous heritage, Native origin, and Gender. All these factors can have an important influence on how best to interact with and aid a patient. Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice offers an overall framework that can be used with a person of any cultural identity, now in an updated second edition with new sections on cross-cultural assessment of trauma, psychotherapy with people living in poverty, and ethical boundaries and complex relationships in rural and minority communities. Organized in accordance with the flow of clinical work rather than a one-chapter-per-group style, and featuring "key ideas" summaries at the close of each chapter to facilitate educational use and self-study, Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice is a "must-have" for any practicing or aspiring therapist in today's increasingly diverse America.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By C. Bitney on February 28, 2010
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I'm a 4th year clinical psychology PhD candidate and I read this book in my Ethnicity in Clinical Theory & Practice course. I thought it was amazing. The author uses examples from very diverse racial/ethnic populations and I learned about cultures that aren't normally mentioned in psychology texts. Additionally, most of the White students in my class also enjoyed the book. The author had a way of talking about privilege without making them defensive and I feel she was able to truly reach them. I would recommend this book not just for courses that focus directly on race and ethnicity, bur for any course that is dealing with training service providers who will be working cross-racially or with minority clients.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cynthia Renshaw on September 22, 2011
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Love the topic but this book is a very genera overviewl. I wanted more specifics. I breezed through this book in 2 days. Expected more cultural specifics.
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By Robert Uceda on November 4, 2014
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This book provides a comprehensive appreciation for learning the intricacies of cultural barriers that contribute to less than adequate collaboration with clients of distinct backgrounds. It is a user friendly read and useful for any clinician wanting to incorporate valuable insight about understanding clients who do not fit the mainstream.
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By Joseph Erickson on December 21, 2013
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This book was a good overview of cross cultural counseling and competency for clinicians. A good book for beginners and it works for cuing in novice students to the importance of understanding class, power and culture. Well organized and I would recommend. (Disclaimer – I have taught this type of class before and may be a harsh critic).
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By Kela on March 3, 2013
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I purchased this book for my Masters level class. It was extremely helpful throughout the quarter and I am sure I will be able to use it as a reference for future courses as well as in my professional practice.
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By Watergurl on May 3, 2013
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This book is ok. I found it to be a little less interesting to read than other texts, but it offers important information about working with people from various cultures.
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By shanshanclover on February 7, 2014
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The delivery of the book is fast. I think this book organize the multicultural counseling content in a different way. And I think it is helpful for me
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