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.

Guidelines for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Treatment of American Indian Clients

Guidelines for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of american indian clients

Population of American Indians

The American Indian population is also known as “Native Americans,” “Native American Indians,” and “Native people” (Garrett, 2008; Trimble & Gonzalez, 2008; Witko, 2006a), but these terms are not recommended in the literature because they do not include other Indian groups in the United States (e.g., Eskimos, Aleuts) and Indians from other countries (e.g., Canadian and Mexican Indians) who have settled in the United States (Fleming, 1992). The terms preferred in the literature are American Indians and Alaska Natives (Fleming, 1992; Grieco & Cassidy, 2001; LaFromboise & Dizon, 2003; Sue & Sue, 2003; Thompson, Walker, & Silk-Walker, 1993). (The definition for ...

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