Now in its Fourth Edition, the best-selling Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients offers effective, practical guidelines in working with culturally diverse clients. Author and clinician Freddy A. Paniagua first summarizes general guidelines that clinicians can apply when assessing, diagnosing, or treating culturally diverse clients, but also addresses clinical work with specific culturally diverse groups such as African American, Hispanic, American Indian, and Asian clients. Two new chapters in this edition deal with the assessment, diagnoses, and treatment of emotional problems experienced by LGBT and older adult clientsfrom these culturally diverse groups.

Minority, Multicultural, Race, and Ethnicity Concepts

Minority, multicultural, race, and ethnicity concepts

Minority Groups Versus Multicultural Groups

Many Americans use the term “minority” to refer both to certain cultural groups' numbers in the population and to disadvantages in terms of socioeconomic status (Ho, 1987, 1992; Jun, 2010; Liu, 2011; Sue & Sue, 2003; Wilkinson, 1993). Thus, in the United States, Anglo Americans, or Whites, are not considered a “minority group” because there are too many of them (approximately 223.5 million in 2010), and as a group, their socioeconomic status is higher than that of other racial/ethnic groups (U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2010a). African Americans and Hispanics are often referred to as minority groups because they number approximately 38.9 and 50.4 million, respectively (U.S. Bureau of the ...

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