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International Case Studies in Mental Health

International Case Studies in Mental Health

Edited by:
  • Senel Poyrazli - The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Chalmer E. Thompson - Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis, University of California, Berkeley and JAIST, Tatsunokuhi

June 2012 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
International Cases Studies in Mental Health is a timely T2 that examines mental health treatment around the globe. The book represents countries from around the world and features interviews with mental health practitioners from around the world. Each chapter will have a US expert and an international expert. The U.S. experts will be APA division 17 members from the international section and will interview and comment on a case that has been treated successfully. Rather than focusing on psychotic disorders, the interviewee will be asked to share a case that presented with a disorder that normal individuals might go through and majority of practicing professionals might face in practice. Some examples will be cases involving depression, general anxiety, and substance abuse and alcohol issues. This book is important as it attempts to unify treatment practices from around the world. Currently, there is much value in sharing best practices around the world and many students and psychologists are being faced with doing international work. There is currently an effort among division 17 to require international content coverage in the curriculum, and this book would certainly meet this need. As international catastrophes such as the earthquake in Haiti and China and the Tsunami in Indonesia leave a path of destruction, there is a great demand for relief in working with people who have suffered trauma, loss, depression and despair around the world.
Michael J. Stevens
Senel Poyrazli & Chalmer E. Thompson
Introduction: Toward an Inclusive International Psychology
Ladislav Valach & Richard A. Young
1. The Case Study of Therapy with a Swiss Woman: An Action Theory Perspective
Ani Kalayjian & Georgiana Sofletea
2. Victim, Perpetrator, or BOTH?: A Child-Soldier's Journey into Healing Wounds of War in Sierra Leone
Margaret Rukini, Chalmer E. Thompson, & Mmoja Ajabu
3. Counseling as Much More Than "Counselling": A Case From Zimbabwe
Senel Poyrazli & Mehmet Eskin
4. Bisexual Identity in a Traditional Culture: A Case Study from Turkey
Brigitte Khoury
5. Case Study of a Female Patient With Anxiety Disorder and Depression: Psychotherapy Within a Lebanese Cultural Framework
Changming Duan, Xiaoming Jia, & Yujia Lei
6. College Counseling in China: A Case Study
Lawrence H.Gerstein, Young Soon Kim, & TaeSun Kim
7. Counseling a Female Client from Korea: Applying the Han Counseling Model
Andres J. Consoli, Maria de los Angeles Hernandez Tzaquitzal, & Andrea Gonzalez
8. Mayan Cosmovision and Integrative Counseling: A Case Study From Guatemala
Gargi Roysircar-Sodowsky
9. Disaster Counseling: A Haitian Family Case Post January 12, 2010 Earthquake
Camille Clay & Chalmer E. Thompson
10. Mr. Paul T: A Black Man in America
Munyi Shea & Frederick T.L. Leong
11. Working with a Chinese Immigrant with Severe Mental Illness: An Integrative Approach of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Multicultural Case Conceptualization
Chalmer E. Thompson & Senel Poyrazli
Concluding Remarks: What Can We Learn From Mental Health Practitioners Around the World?

Course instruction provided by another professor

Dr Leonora Foels
Social Work Dept, Millersville University
January 2, 2014

Both textbooks were used for the first time in 2013. Although they were good, the information was not enough for my course. I am, therefore, requesting a review copy of CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, Science, Practice, and Culture,
3rd edition, DSM-5 Update by Andrew M. Pomerantz. I am anticipating that this text will fill the void left by the other two textbooks. I will continue to use the other two textbooks as a supplemental requirement for the course this year. The title of the course has been changed to "Behavioral Issues of Children and Adults."

Thank you.

Professor Perlman

Ms Jeanette Perlman
School of continuing and professional studies, New York University
December 17, 2013

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