Cultural Competence in Clinical Psychiatry.

Edited by Wen-Shing Tseng, M.D., Jon Streltzer, M.D. 2004, 224 p.




Introduction : culture and psychiatry

Culture and inpatient psychiatry

Culture and outpatient psychiatry

Culture and the psychiatric emergency service

Culture and consultation-liaison psychiatry

Culture and addiction psychiatry

Culture and forensic psychiatry

Culture and child and adolescent psychiatry

Culture and geriatric psychiatry

Culture and drug therapy

Culture and psychotherapy


In contrast to culturally-oriented books that focus on specific ethnic or minority groups, this book addresses the application of cultural psychiatry to various fields of psychiatric practice. These include : inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and consultation-liaison and pain management and specialty areas : child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry. In addition, the treatment modalities of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy are covered.

This book provides the knowledge and describes the skills necessary for culturally competent practice in all these areas and allow effective treatment of patients from any ethnic group. The book addresses theoretical or conceptual issues but with emphasis on clinical application. Each chapter presents case vignettes with discussion to provide concrete examples for the reader.

« Cultural Competence in Clinical Psychiatry addresses the most important dimensions of cultural psychiatry in all relevant settings and areas of psychiatric subspecialization. Drs. Tseng and Streltzer offer to psychiatric practitioners the opportunity to blend the most modern concepts of cultural competence into the day-to-day aspects of their clinical practice. This book reaches areas that no other book on the topic of cultural psychiatry has ever addressed.  » – Pedro Ruiz, M.D., Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, The University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.

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