• The book is edited by pioneers in the field who helped found the multicultural movement in the 1980s. • A useful five-part, 24-chapter format provides balanced coverage. • Broad coverage explores a wide range of topics, from spirituality in counseling across cultures to culturally appropriate counseling interventions with diverse client populations. • Critical Incidents (expanded cases) offer students the opportunity to analyze and think critically about a variety of cultural situations.

Health Psychology and Cultural Competence

Health Psychology and Cultural Competence

Health Psychology and Cultural Competence
Daisy R. SinglaFrances E. Aboud

Primary Objective

  • To identify associations among physical, mental, and social health and evaluate how health providers can counsel behavior change using culturally competent techniques and programs

Secondary Objectives

  • To understand how and why socioeconomic status and ethnicity are related to illness and inadequate health behaviors
  • To outline the current concept of cultural competence in clinical practice and its application to cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other chronic illnesses
  • To specify how evidence-based techniques and programs are applied to change health behaviors among ethnic minority groups

The World Health Organization (WHO) has defined the health of individuals in terms of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not simply the absence of disease. This definition has ...

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