Annotated Bibliography on Cultural Psychiatry and Related Topics - February 1999



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

  1. *Alarcon, R. (Ed.). (1995). Cultural Psychiatry. Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 18:3. [Outstanding overview mainly along diagnostic categories]
  2. **Alarcon, 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]
  3. 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.
  4. ** 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]
  5. *Canino, I. & Spurlock, J. (1994). Culturally Diverse Children and Adolescents. New York, NY: Guilford.
  6. *Carter, R. (1995). The Influence of Race and Racial Identity in Psychotherapy. New York, NY: Wiley. [Focuses comprehensively on race/psychotherapy]
  7. Castillo, R. J. (Ed.). (1998). Meanings of Madness: Brooks/Cole Publishing Co, Pacific Grove, CA.
  8. *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]
  9. ** 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]
  10. *Comas-Diaz, L. & Griffith, E. (Eds.). (1988). Clinical Guidelines in Cross-Cultural Mental Health. New York, NY: J. Wiley.
  11. *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.
  12. 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]
  13. Ewalt, P. L., Freeman, E. M., Kirk, S. A., & Poole, D. L. (Eds.).(1997). Multicultural Issues in Social Work. Washington, DC: NASW Press.
  14. *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]
  15. **Friedman, S. (Ed.). (1997). Cultural Issues in the Treatment of Anxiety. New York, NY: Guilford Press. [Essential reading for those treating Anxiety Disorders]
  16. * 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.
  17. Garcia, J. & Zea, M. (Eds.). (1997). Psychological Interventions and Research with Latino Populations. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
  18. **Gaw, A. (Ed.). (1993). Culture, Ethnicity, and Mental Health. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. [Comprehensive overview by ethnic minority groups]
  19. Gibbs, J., et al, (Eds.). (1997). Children of Color: Psychological Interventions with Minority Youth (Revised ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  20. 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]
  21. Gordon, J. (Ed.). (1996). Managing Multiculturalism in Substance Abuse Services. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  22. Grinberg, L., & Grinberg, R. (1989). Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Migration and Exile. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
  23. Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. (1996). Alcoholism in the United States: Racial and Ethnic Considerations. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.
  24. Harris, H. W., Blue, H. C., & Ezra E. H. Griffith (Eds.). (1995). Racial and Ethnic Identity. New York, NY: Routledge.
  25. **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]
  26. 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]
  27. Hood, R., Spilka, B., Hunsberger, B., & Gorsuch, R. (1996). The Psychology of Religion. (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  28. **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]
  29. Jones, J. (1997). Prejudice and Racism. (2nd ed.). New York: McGraw Hill. [Outstanding historical and sociological perspectives]
  30. ** Kleinman, A. (1988). Rethinking Psychiatry. New York, NY: Free Press. [The most important conceptual work in cross-cultural psychiatry - a classic]
  31. * Larson, D. B., Lu, F. G. & Swyers, J. P. (Eds.). (1996). Model Curriculum for Psychiatry Residency Training Programs: Religion and Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Rockville, Maryland: The National Institute for Healthcare Research. [Very important for those planning curriculum in this area]
  32. Larson, D. B., Swyers, J. P., & Mccullough, M. E. (Eds.). (1998). Scientific Research on Spirituality and Health: A Consensus Report. Rockville, MD: National Institurte for Healthcare Research (NIHR). [An extraordinary synthesis of the research literature]
  33. *Lee, E. (Ed.). (1997). Working with Asian Americans. New York, NY: The Guilford Press. [An important comprehensive clinically oriented text]
  34. Lee, L. C., & Zane, N. W. S. (Eds.) (1998). Handbook of Asian American Psychology. Sage Publications, Inc, Thousand Oaks, CA.
  35. Leininger, M. (1995). Transcultural Nursing. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, Inc.
  36. *Lin, K.-M., et al, (Eds.). (1993). Psychopharmacology and Psychobiology of Ethnicity. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. [The definitive work in this area]
  37. Lipson, J. G., & Steiger, N. J. (1996). Self-Care Nursing in a Multicultural Context. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  38. *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]
  39. Locke, D. (1998). Improving Multicultural Understanding. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  40. 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]
  41. **McGoldrick, M., et al (Eds.). (1996). Ethnicity and Family Therapy (2 ed.). New York, NY: Guilford. [Outstanding, comprehensive review of cultures and family systems]
  42. *McGoldrick, M. (Ed.). (1998). Re-Visioning Family Therapy. Race, Culture, and Gender in Clinical Practice. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.
  43. Mezzich, J., Kleinman, A., Fabrega, H., & Parron, D. (Eds.). (1996). Culture and Psychiatric Diagnosis. Washington, DC: American
  44. Psychiatric Press. Papers from the NIMH Workgroup on Culture, Diagnosis and Care submitted to APA Task Force on DSM-IV.
  45. Okpaku, S. O. (Ed.). (1998). Clinical Methods in Transcultural Psychiatry. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press, Inc.
  46. Paniagua, F. (1998). Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Individuals. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  47. Pargament, K. (1997). The Psychology of Religion and Coping. New York: Guilford Press.
  48. ** 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]
  49. **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]
  50. ** Ponterotto, J., J.Casas, Suzuki, L., & Alexander, C. (Eds.). (1995). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [The standard textbook. Very comprehensive]
  51. Ponterotto, J. & Pedersen, P. (1993). Preventing Prejudice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  52. *Pope-Davis, D. B. & Coleman, H. L. K. (Eds.). (1996). Multicultural Counseling Competencies: Assessment, Education and Training, and Supervision. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  53. **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]
  54. **Ridley, C. (1995). Overcoming Unintentional Racism in Counseling and Therapy. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. [Essential reading on an extraordinarily difficult topic]
  55. * 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.
  56. Samuda, R. J. (1998). Psychological Testing of American Minorities. Issues and Consequences. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  57. * 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]
  58. * Shafranske, E. (Ed.). (1996). Religion and the Clinical Practice of Psychology. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. [Best-selling comprehensive overview]
  59. Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky, & Impara, R. C. (Eds.). (1996). Multicultural Assessment in Counseling and Clinical Psychology. Lincoln, Nebraska: Univerisity of Nebraska.
  60. *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]
  61. *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]
  62. *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.
  63. Suzuki, L. A., Meller, P. J., & Ponterotto, J. G. (Eds.) (1996). Handbook of Multicultural Assessment. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  64. Thompson, C. & Carter, R. (Eds.). (1997). Racial Identity Theory. Mahvah, New Jersey: Erlbaum.
  65. Tseng, W.-S. & Streltzer, J. (Eds.). (1997). Culture and Psychopathology: A Guide to Clinical Assessment. New York, NY: Brunner/Mazel, Inc.
  66. Young-Bruehl, E. (1996). The Anatomy of Prejudices. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. [A psychoanalytic perspective on many forms of prejudice. Very scholarly]
  67. *Westermeyer, J. (1989). Psychiatric Care of Migrants: A Clinical Guide. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. [A practical guide - very useful in clinical care]


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