Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice
February 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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"Culture and Mental Health is an extremely thought-provoking collection of commentaries containing a wealth of information within which all readers are bound to find something both new and informative to them in their practice....." (CNWL NHS Foundation Trust, November 2010)"This title is useful both in the library and in the classroom." (CHOICE, September 2009)“Eshun and Gurung’s book represents the latest and best effort to compile the information about culture and mental health available in the field today. They have assembled some of the best scholars in the field to bring to bear their expertise in each of their respective areas. Readers will be enlightened with the exceptional information described in each of the chapters. The text is relevant, well written, and engaging, and Eshun and Gurung are to be commended for an exceptional effort that will be a standard in the field.” –David Matsumoto, San Francisco State University
“Specifically focusing on the work of counselors and clinicians, and especially oriented to students and trainees aspiring to careers in the helping professions, this volume provides a rich introduction to the multitude of ways in which culture shapes everyday life, its various challenges, and their solutions. Far from an abstract and empty notion, Eshun and Gurung’s collection adds flesh, bones, and blood to the notion of ‘culture’ and offers persuasive illustrations of what is meant by the term ‘cultural competence.’”–Larry Davidson, Yale University
“Eshun, Gurung, and their contributing scholars provide a broad overview of culture and mental health. The book is well worth considering for graduate courses in counseling, psychology, and related fields.”–Steven Lopez, University of Southern California
“Culture and Mental Health comes to grips with the complexities of the field without overwhelming or intimidating its readers. Thoroughly documented and up to date, the book is relevant for clinicians and researchers at all levels of training and experience.”–Juris G. Draguns, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University