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Annotated bibliography on Cultural Psychiatry and related topics - September 2000

Collected by: Francis G. Lu, M.D.
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Director, Cultural Competence and Diversity Program
Department of Psychiatry, San Francisco General Hospital
University of California, San Francisco

* A useful book for teaching

** An essential core textbook

This list is arranged in alphabetic order.

[A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M|N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y| Z]


*Alarcón, R. (Ed.). (1995). Cultural Psychiatry. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18:3. Outstanding overview mainly along diagnostic categories.

**Alarcón, R. D., Foulks, E. F., & Vakkur, M. (1998). Personality Disorders and Culture: Clinical and Conceptual Interactions. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. An immediate classic on culture and personality disorders.

Akhtar, S. (1999). Immigration and Identity. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc. A psychodynamic perspective on an important cultural identity issue.

*American Medical Association. (1999). Cultural Competence Compendium. Chicago, ILL: American Medical Association. An essential reference.

Aponte, J. F., & Wohl, J. (Eds.). (2000). Psychological Intervention and Cultural Diversity (Second Edition). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

*Association of American Medical Colleges. (1998, 1999). Medical School Objectives Project , Part I-III . Washington, DC: Association of American Medical Colleges. Essential for medical student education.


Berzoff, J., Flanagan, L. M., & Hertz, P. (1996). Inside Out and Outside In. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc. Discusses impact of cultural identity variables (race, gender, class, etc.) on psychotherapy.

Boehnlein, J (Ed.). (2000). Religion and Psychiatry. Washington, D.C.: APPI Press. An important update on issues at the interface.

*Boorstein, S. (1997). Clinical Studies in Transpersonal Psychotherapy. Albany, NY, State University of New York Press. Case-based approach from a seasoned clinician.

Bynum B. (1999). The African Unconscious. New York, NY, Teachers College Press.


** Cabaj, R., & Stein, T. (Eds.). (1996). Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. Very comprehensive. The standard textbook in this area.

*Canino, I. & Spurlock, J. (2000). Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents. (Second Edition). New York, NY: Guilford. Practical guidelines.

*Carter, R. (1995). The Influence of Race and Racial Identity in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Wiley. Focuses comprehensively on race/psychotherapy.

Castillo, R. J. (Ed.). (1998). Meanings of Madness. Brooks/Cole Publishing Co, Pacific Grove, CA. Compendium of classic readings on culture and mental illness.

*Castillo, R. (1997). Culture and Mental Illness: A Client Centered Approach. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole. Discusses assessment, therapy and cultural issues within diagnostic categories.

*Center for Mental Health Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1998). Cultural Competence Standards in Managed Care Mental Health Services for Four Underserved/Underrepresented Racial/Ethnic Groups. Washington, DC: CMHS/SAMHSA. Essential for understanding systems cultural competence.

*Center for Substance Abuse Treatment/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (1999). Cultural Issues in Substance Abuse Treatment, Washington, D.C: CSAT/SAMHSA. An outstanding monograph on substance abuse.

** Comas-Diaz, L., & Greene, B. (Eds.). (1994). Women of Color: Integrating Ethnic and Gender Identities in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Guilford Press. The best textbook on this topic.

Comas-Diaz, L. & Griffith, E. (Eds.). (1988). Clinical Guidelines in Cross-Cultural Mental Health. New York, NY: J. Wiley.

Cuéllar, I., & Paniagua, F. A. (Eds.). (2000). Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.


*Dana, R. H. (1997). Understanding Cultural Identity in Intervention and Assessment. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Dana, R. H. (1993). Multicultural Assessment Perspectives for Professional Psychology. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

*DeLoache, J., & Gottlieb, A. (2000). A World of Babies. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. Imagined childcare guides for seven societies.

Desjarlais, R., Eisenberg, L., Good, B., & Kleinman, A. (1995). World Mental Health. New York, NY: Oxford Press. Well-researched exposition on the major challenges in global mental health.


Ewalt, P. L., Freeman, E. M., Kirk, S. A., & Poole, D. L. (Eds.). (1997). Multicultural Issues in Social Work. Washington, DC: NASW Press.


*Fadiman, A. (1997). The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. New York, NY: The Noonday Press. An extraordinary story about the importance of cultural competence in medical care.

**Friedman, S. (Ed.). (1997). Cultural Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety. New York, NY: Guilford Press. Essential reading for those treating Anxiety Disorders.

* Foster, R. P., Moskowitz, M., & Javier, R. A. (Eds.). (1996). Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class. Widening the Scope of Psychotherapy. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson Inc.

Fukuyama, M. A. and Sevig, T. D., (1999). Integrating Spirituality Into Multicultural Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA, SAGE Publications.


Garcia, J. & Zea, M. (Eds.). (1997). Psychological Interventions and Research with Latino Populations. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

*Gardiner, H. W., Mutter, J. D., & Kosmitzki, C. (1998). Lives Across Culture: Cross-Cultural Human Development. Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

**Gaw, A. (Ed.). (1993). Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. Comprehensive overview by ethnic minority groups.

Gibbs, J., et al, (Eds.). (1997). Children of Color: Psychological Interventions with Minority Youth (Revised ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Goldberger, N., & Veroff, J. (Eds.). (1995). The Culture and Psychology Reader. New York, NY: New York University Press. Contains seminal chapters/papers on assessment, family, therapy.

Gordon, J. (Ed.). (1996). Managing Multiculturalism in Substance Abuse Services. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Grinberg, L., & Grinberg, R. (1989). Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration and Exile. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. (1996). Alcoholism in the United States: Racial and Ethnic Considerations. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.


Harris, H. W., Blue, H. C., & Ezra E. H. Griffith (Eds.). (1995). Racial and Ethnic Identity. New York, NY: Routledge.

**Helms, J. E., & Cook, D. A. (1999). Using Race and Culture in Counseling and Psychotherapy: Theory and Process: Allyn & Bacon, Inc, Boston, MA.

An outstanding textbook on racial and cultural themes in psychotherapy.


Hernandez, M., & Isaacs, M. R. (1998). Promoting Cultural Competence in Children's Mental Health Services: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co, Baltimore, MD. An essential guide to cultural competence in this area.

Hood, R., Spilka, B., Hunsberger, B., & Gorsuch, R. (1996). The Psychology of Religion. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Jaranson, J. and Popkin, M. (Eds.) 1998. Caring for Victims of Torture. Washington, D.C.: AAPI Press.

**Johnson-Powell, G. & Yamamoto, J. (Eds.). (1997). Transcultural Child Development: Psychological Assessment and Treatment. New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Comprehensive update of the 1983 classic The Psychosocial Development of Minority Group Children.

Jones, J. (1997). Prejudice and Racism. (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. Outstanding historical and sociological perspectives.


** Kleinman, A. (1988). Rethinking Psychiatry. New York, NY: Free Press. The most important conceptual work in cross-cultural psychiatry - a classic.


* Larson, D. B., Lu, F. G. & Swyers, J. P. (Eds.). (1997). Model Curriculum for Psychiatry Residency Training Programs: Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice. (Revised Edition), Rockville, Maryland: The National Institute for Healthcare Research. Very important for those planning curriculum in this area.

Larson, D. B., Swyers, J. P., & Mccullough, M. E. (Eds.). (1998). Scientific Research on Spirituality and Health: A Consensus Report. (revised edition), Rockville, MD: National Institurte for Healthcare Research (NIHR). An extraordinary synthesis of the research literature.

*Lee, E. (Ed.). (1997). Working with Asian Americans. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. An important comprehensive clinically oriented text.

Lee, L. C., & Zane, N. W. S. (Eds.) (1998). Handbook of Asian American Psychology. Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA.

Leininger, M. (1995). Transcultural Nursing. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc.

Lin, K.-M., et al, (Eds.). (1993). Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology of Ethnicity. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

Lipson, J. G., & Steiger, N. J. (1996). Self-Care Nursing in a Multicultural Context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

*Lipson, J. G., Dibble, S. L., & Minarik, P. A. (Eds.). (1996). Culture & Nursing Care: A Pocket Guide. San Francisco, CA: UCSF Nursing Press. Essential for nursing care of culturally diverse patients.

Locke, D. (1998). Improving Multicultural Understanding. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Marsella, A. J., Friedman, M. J., Gerrity, E. T., & Scurfield, R. M. (Eds.). (1996). Ethnocultural Aspects of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Issues, Research and Clinical Applications. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Essential overview for those working in this area.

**McGoldrick, M., et al (Eds.). (1996). Ethnicity and Family Therapy (Second Edition). New York, NY: Guilford. Outstanding, comprehensive review of cultures and family systems.

*McGoldrick, M. (Ed.). (1998). Re-Visioning Family Therapy. Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

Mezzich, J., Kleinman, A., Fabrega, H., & Parron, D. (Eds.). (1996). Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. Papers from the NIMH Workgroup on Culture, Diagnosis and Care submitted to APA Task Force on DSM- IV.

*Miller, W. R., Ed. (1999). Integrating Spirituality Into Treatment. Washington, DC, American Psychological Association. Well-researched and practical.


*New York State Office of Mental Health. (1998). Cultural Competence Performance Measures for Managed Behavioral Healthcare Programs. Albany, NY: New York State Office of Mental Health. Essential to understand systems cultural competence.


Okpaku, S. O. (Ed.). (1998). Clinical Methods in Transcultural Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.


Paniagua, F. (1998). Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Individuals. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Pargament, K. (1997). The Psychology of Religion and Coping. New York: Guilford Press.

** Pedersen, P., Draguns, J., Lonner, W., & Trimble, J. (Eds.). (1996). Counseling Across Cultures (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Cutting-edge chapters from a counseling psychology perspective.

**Pinderhughes, E. (1988). Understanding Race, Ethnicity and Power. New York, NY: Free Press. A classic on the impact of race, ethnicity, and power on the interpersonal dynamics in therapy. Experientially focused.

** Ponterotto, J., J.Casas, Suzuki, L., & Alexander, C. (Eds.). (1995). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. The standard textbook. Very comprehensive.

Ponterotto, J. & Pedersen, P. (1993). Preventing Prejudice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

*Pope-Davis, D. B. & Coleman, H. L. K. (Eds.). (1996). Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Assessment, Education and Training, and Supervision. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.


**Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (1997). A Spiritual Strategy for Counseling and Psychotherapy. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Extraordinary synthesis on the psychotherapy/spirituality interface.

*Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (2000). Handbook of Psychotherapy and Religious Diversity. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

**Ridley, C. (1995). Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Essential reading on an extraordinarily difficult topic.

Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Impara, R. C. (Eds.). (1996). Multicultural Assessment in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Lincoln, Nebraska: Univerisity of Nebraska.

* Ruiz, P. (Ed.) (1995). Cross-Cultural Psychiatry. In J. Oldham & M. Riba (Eds.), Annual Review of Psychiatry (Vol. 14, ). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. Concise chapters on assessment, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology.

**Ruiz, P (Ed.). (2000). Ethnicity and Psychopharmacology. Washington, D.C.: APPI Press. An update of Lin (1993).


Samuda, R. J. (1998). Psychological Testing of American Minorities. Issues and Consequences. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

* Scotton, B., Chinen, A., & Battista, J. (Eds.). (1996). Textbook of Transpersonal Psychiatry and Psychology. New York, NY: Basic Books. Essential reading for those interested in spirituality/psychiatry.

* Shafranske, E. (Ed.). (1996). Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Best-selling comprehensive overview.

*Sue, D. & Sue, D. (1999). Counseling the Culturally Different (3rd Edition). New York, NY: John Wiley & Sons, Inc. An update on a classic from counseling psychology.

*Sue, D., Ivey, A., & Pedersen, P. (Eds.). (1996). A Theory of Multicultural Counseling and Therapy. Pacific Grove, CA: Brooks/Cole. Analogous in scholarly importance to counseling psychology as Rethinking Psychiatry is for psychiatry.

*Sue, D. W., Carter, R. T., Casas, J. M., Fouad, N. A., Ivey, A. E., Jensen, M., Lafromboise, T., Manese, J. E., Ponterotto, J. G., & Vazquez-Nutall, E. (1998). Multicultural Counseling Competencies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Suzuki, L. A., Meller, P. J., & Ponterotto, J. G. (Eds.) (1996). Handbook of Multicultural Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.


Ting-Toomey, S. (1999). Communicating Across Cultures. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Thompson, C. & Carter, R. (Eds.). (1997). Racial Identity Theory. Mahvah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.

Tseng, W.-S. & Streltzer, J. (Eds.). (1997). Culture and Psychopathology: A Guide to Clinical Assessment. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.


Walsh, F. (Ed.). (1999). Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

*Westermeyer, J. (1989). Psychiatric Care of Migrants: A Clinical Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. A practical guide - very useful in clinical care.


Young-Bruehl, E. (1996). The Anatomy of Prejudices. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. A psychoanalytic perspective on many forms of prejudice. Very scholarly.