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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin
 

Mental health across cultures : a practical guide for health professionals (2009)

Author

Benson J, Thistlethwaite J

Publisher

Radcliffe Publishing

City

Oxford

Type

Book

 

Description

This book is a practical guide on mental health for health professionals working in multicultural settings, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. It provides solutions based on the experiences of the authors, both general practitioners. The book aims to help health professionals avoid confusion which may occur when communicating with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. There are three sections in the book which cover:

  1. Overview and model - a model for working in mental health across cultures
  2. Psychotherapy across cultures
    • General principles of psychotherapy and counselling
    • Modified cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
    • Modified narrative therapy
    • Resilience and spirituality
  3. Putting cultural mental health into context
    • The people: doctors, health professionals and patients from diverse backgrounds
    • Consultations across cultures
    • Basic neuropsychiatry and the quest for normality
    • Cross-cultural pharmacotherapy
    • Cross cultural learning.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

When to use this resource

The book is a useful guide for personal preparation by individuals in any primary care setting, or as a teaching tool for use with health professionals working with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. It provides for all health professionals a model for working in mental health across many cultures.

Contact details

To order or purchase, contact:
Radcliffe Publishing Ltd
18 Marcham Road
Abingdon
Oxon, OX14 1AA
United Kingdom
Ph: +44 (0)1235 528820
Fax: +44 (0)1235 528830
Email: contact.us@radcliffemed.com

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Last updated: 6 December 2011
 
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