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Cultural Diversity in Neuropsychological Assessment
Developing Understanding through Global Case Studies

Edited By

Farzin Irani





ISBN 9780367509262
Published February 28, 2022 by Routledge
746 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Cultural Diversity in Neuropsychological Assessment provides a platform for clinical neuropsychologists, psychologists, and trainees to bridge cultures and speak to each other about the ethnically diverse communities they serve throughout the world. It allows readers to peek into their clinical filing cabinets and examine how they worked with diverse individuals from indigenous and migrant communities of Arab, Asian, European, Israeli, Latin American and Caribbean, Persian, Russian, Sub-Saharan African, and North American origin.

The book first reviews important foundations for working with diverse communities that include key knowledge, awareness, skills, and action orientation. It then provides a collection of cases for each cultural geographic region. Each section begins with an introductory chapter to provide a bird’s eye view of the historical and current state of clinical and research practice of neuropsychology in that region. Then, each chapter focuses on a specific community by providing surface and deep-level cultural background knowledge from the authors’ unique perspectives. A case study is then covered in depth to practically showcase an evaluation with someone from that community. This is followed by a summary of key strategic points, lessons learned, references, further readings, and a glossary of culture specific terminology used throughout the chapter. In the end, the appendix provides a list of culturally relevant tests and norms for some communities.

This ground-breaking peer-reviewed handbook provides an invaluable clinical resource for neuropsychologists, psychologists, and trainees. It increases self-reflection about multicultural awareness and knowledge, highlights practical ways to increase cultural understanding in neuropsychological and psychological assessments, and sparks further discussion for professional and personal growth in this area.

Table of Contents

 

Introductory Foundations

  1. Knowledge

  1. Cultural Neuropsychology: Current State and Future Directions

DARYL FUJII

  1. Skills and Training

  1. Multicultural Education and Training in Neuropsychology: Let’s Talk About Skill

Acquisition!

ORLANDO SÁNCHEZ AND TEDD JUDD

  1. Awareness of Self

 

  1. Using Reflective Self-Awareness to Enhance Cultural Competence between

Neuropsychologist and Client

REX M. SWANDA

 

  1. Awareness of Others

  1. Liberating the Narratives of BIPOC Neuropsychologists: Unpacking

Microaggressions through Lived Experiences

ANITA HERRERA HAMILTON, SHAQUANNA BROWN, VELISSA JOHNSON, AND SAGAR LAD

 

  1. Action

  1. Stepping into Action: The Role of Neuropsychologists in Social Justice Advocacy

MIRELLA DIAZ-SANTOS, KENDRA ANDERSON, MICHELLE MIRANDA, CHRISTINA WONG, JANET YANEZ, AND FARZIN IRANI

 

PART II

Case Studies

  1. North: America (Canada and United States)

Black American

  1. Culturally Sensitive Neuropsychological Assessment in Black Americans
  2. Case Study: Seeing the Bigger Picture in Race, Resilience and Examiner Expectation

    VONETTA M. DOTSON AND ANTHONY Y. STRINGER

     

    Coast Salish Native American

  3. Neuropsychology in Coast Salish Native American Contexts
  4. Case Study: Making it Through the Spiraling Fire Tunnel

    TEDD JUDD AND EAGLE BEAR

     

    Indigenous Canadian

  5. Neuropsychological Assessment with Indigenous Peoples in Saskatchewan

Case Study: A Lesson in Cultural Humility

MEGAN E. O’CONNELL, IVAN PANYAVIN, LISA BOURKE-BEARSKIN, JENNIFER WALKER, AND CARRIE BOURASSA

  1. Arab World

Overview

  1. Cultural Considerations in Neuropsychological Assessment of Arab Populations
  2. AHMED F. FASFOUS AND JULIA C. DAUGHERTY

     

    Lebanese

  3. Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Lebanese Examinee: Considerations

for Multiple Cultures, Multiple Languages, and Multiple Religions

Case Study: No Test in Sight, and One Language Won’t Suffice

KARIM YAMOUT

 

  1. Asia

Overview

  1. General Issues in the Neuropsychological Assessment of Asian Americans
  2. DARYL FUJII

    Asian Indian

  3. Neuropsychological Assessments with Asian Indians: One Size Does
  4. Not Fit All

    Case Study: I’d Rather Have a Stroke than Be Depressed

    FARZIN IRANI

    Chinese

  5. Considerations in Neuropsychological Evaluations with Chinese Individuals
  6. Case Studies: Overcoming Shame in the Family

    MIMI K.W. WONG, ESTHER CHIN, YUE HONG

    Filipino

  7. Cultural Sensitivity in Neuropsychological Assessment of Filipinos and
  8. Filipino Americans

    Case Study: This Might Be God’s Punishment

    KRISTINA A. AGBAYANI, MARIO F. DULAY, JR. REGILDA ANNE A. ROMERO, AND CHERRY ORDOÑEZ

     

    Japanese

  9. Neuropsychological Considerations with Japanese Patients
  10. Case Study: … and he Talks Like a Cartoon Character Now

    NICHOLAS THALER AND MAIKO SAKAMOTO POMEROY

    Nepali-Bhutanese

  11. Neuropsychological Considerations with Bhutanese Refugees of Nepali
  12. Ethnicities Residing in the United States

    Case Study: She Speaks a Strange Language

    KATRINA E. BELEN AND DAVID LERNER

    Pakistani

  13. Asian Communities of Pakistani Origin
  14. Case Study: Racing Heart, Racing Mind

    SANAM J. LALANI, FARAH HAMEED, AND LOUISE F. WHEELER

    South Korean

  15. Cultural Considerations in the Neuropsychological Assessment of South Koreans:
  16. Land of the Morning Calm Meets K-Pop

    Case Study: I Have No Plans to Retire

    DONGWOOK DAVID LEE AND MI-YEOUNG JO

    Taiwanese

  17. Taiwan—The Island that Embraces the Pan Chinese Culture
  18. Case Study: Now That I’ve Sustained a Concussion, I Need to Work Hard to Get Back on My Feet. I Need More Food and Oolong Tea to Heal!

    JUNE YU PALTZER

    Vietnamese

  19. Neuropsychological Assessment of Vietnamese Americans

Case Study: Ginseng over Donepezil?

BAOCHAN TRAN, ANN NGUYEN, CAROLINE BA, AND CHRISTOPHER NGUYEN

  1. Europe

Overview

  1. Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment in the European Context:
  2. Embracing Maximum Cultural Diversity at Minimal Geographic Distances

    T. RUNE NIELSEN, SANNE FRANZEN, MIRIAM GOUDSMIT, AND ÖZGÜL UYSAL-BOZKIR

    Dutch (Moroccan)

  3. Approach to Neuropsychological Assessment of Moroccan Patients in the Netherlands
  4. Case Study: I Know All Prayers by Heart, If Only I Wouldn’t Get So Distracted

    ÖZGÜL UYSAL-BOZKIR, SANNE FRANZEN, AND MIRIAM GOUDSMIT

    Greek

  5. Culturally Aware Neuropsychological Assessment with Greek Immigrants
  6. Case Study: When You Know the Person Is Your Own, It Is Different, You Feel More Comfortable. I Feel Like I Can Speak to You and You Will Understand What I Am Saying

    MATHEW STAIOS

     

    Portuguese

  7. Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation in the Portuguese Context
  8. Case Study: I Exist beyond My Diagnosis; Diagnosis Does Not Define Me

    ARTEMISA R DORES, ANDREIA GERALDO, AND SANDRA GUERREIRO

     

    Spain

  9. Spain, the Land of Diversity
  10. Case Study: The Importance of Family Dynamics in Rehabilitation

    LAIENE OLABARRIETA LANDA, MARÍA JESÚS GÓMEZ LÓPEZ, ISABEL GONZÁLEZ WONGVALLE, DIEGO RIVERA,

    AND JUAN CARLOS ARANGO LASPRILLA

    Turkish

  11. Cross-Cultural Neuropsychological Assessment with Turkish Immigrants

Case Study: I’ve Heard a Stressful Life Can Give Alzheimer’s

T. RUNE NIELSEN

  1. Israel

  1. Cultural Diversity and Clinical Neuropsychology in Israel: Neuropsychological

Rehabilitation within a Cultural, Religious, and Political Melting Pot

DAN HOOFIEN AND ELI VAKIL

Latin America and the Caribbean

 

Overview

  1. Neuropsychology in Latin America and the Caribbean
  2. PAULA KARINA PÉREZ DELGADILLO, DANIELA RAMOS USUGA, LAIENE OLABARRIETA LANDA, GLORIA M. MOREL VALDÉS, AND JUAN CARLOS ARANGO LASPRILLA

    Brazilian

  3. Support with Autonomy: Untangling the Family Role in Neuropsychological
  4. Rehabilitation in Brazil 438

    Case Study: How Can I Say Thanks for My Family Support While Telling Them Goodbye?

    ANA PAULA ALMEIDA DE PEREIRA

    Colombian

  5. Diagnostic Challenges in Remote Communities from Colombia: A Case Study
  6. of a Patient with CADASIL

    Case Study: When the Clinical History Is Bewildering, the Family History Enlightens

    LINA VELILLA-JIMÉNEZ, DOROTHEE SCHOEMAKER, DIANA MÚNERA,

    JOSEPH ARBOLEDA-VELÁSQUEZ, FRANCISCO LOPERA, AND YAKEEL T. QUIROZ

    Cuban

  7. A Cultural Approach to the Development of Neuropsychology in Cuba
  8. Case Study: … My Life Changed from One Day to the Next

    ANA M RODRIGUEZ-SALGADO, ANA I PEÑALVER-GUÍA, AND JORGE J LLIBRE-GUERRA

    Guatemala

  9. Neuropsychology in Guatemala: The Eyes Don’t See What the Mind
  10. Does Not Understand

    Case Study: The Eyes Don’t See What the Mind Does Not Understand

    BEATRIZ MACDONALD, TEDD JUDD, CLAUDIA GARCÍA DE LA CADENA, AND ISIS YAHAIRA MARROQUIN JEREZ DE CIFUENTES

     

    Mexico

  11. Mexican Origin Communities and Neurodegenerative Conditions
  12. Case Study: No Estoy Demente Sólo Vieja/I am Not Demented Just Old

    ADRIANA M. STRUTT, ANA LINDA DIAZ SANTOS, ADRIANA PUENTE CALZADA, AND ORLANDO SANCHEZ

    Puerto Rican

  13. Neuropsychology and Access to Services in Puerto Rico: A Family’s
  14. Journey with Autism Spectrum Disorder

    Case Study: Too High Functioning To Be Autistic

    RAFAEL E. OLIVERAS-RENTAS, MAIRIM VEGA-CARRERO, AND WALTER RODRÍGUEZ-IRIZARRY

    Venezuela

  15. Application of the Collaborative Therapeutic Neuropsychological Assessment

Approach on a Venezuelan Migrant

Case Study: I Lost my Lucidity

ALINE FERREIRA-CORREIA

  1. Persian

Afghan

  1. Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Afghan, Dari-Persian (Dari-Farsi)

Speaking Individual: Clinical and Forensic Considerations

Case Study: The Underpin of an Afghan and a Jinn

AMIR RAMEZANI, SHUSHAN TIGRANYAN, SEYED REZA ALVANI, ARASH RAMEZANI, AND CARLOS OLIVEIRA

Iranian

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Neuropsychological Evaluation of the Iranian American, Persian (Farsi) Speaking Individual: Clinical and Forensic Considerations

Case Study: Primary Persian Aphasia in Translation

AMIR RAMEZANI, EMMANUEL A. ZAMORA, ARASH RAMEZANI,

AND MARIA SOLEDAD MONTERO

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Russian

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Neuropsychological Assessment with Older Russian-Speaking Immigrants: Narrative Matters

Case Study: From Motherland to the Land of Opportunity

 

IRENE PIRYATINSKY AND DOV GOLD

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Sub-Saharan African

Overview

  1. The Sub-Saharan African Context and the Birth of Neuropsychology
  2. JEAN N IKANGA AND LINGANI MBAKILE-MAHLANZA

    Nigerian

  3. The Use of Neuropsychological Assessment in Psychiatric Treatment

Formulation in Nigeria

Case Study: I Am Ok, It’s Just That I Cannot Concentrate or Learn What You Are Teaching

VALENTINE AFAMEFUNA UCHEAGWU AND BRUNO JOSEPH GIORDANI

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Editor(s)

Biography

Dr. Farzin Irani’s background includes a PhD from Drexel University, an internship at Brown University, a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, and board certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology. She is actively involved in clinical practice, teaching, mentorship, scholarship, service, and advocacy in neuropsychology. She currently serves in leadership positions in several local and national professional organizations including the Asian Neuropsychological Association, Society for Clinical Neuropsychology, American Academy/Board of Clinical Neuropsychology, and the Philadelphia Neuropsychology Society.

Reviews

"This matchless volume offers a defining culturally based neuropsychology resource. We owe deep appreciation to the Editor for assembling an exceptional group of scholars using evidence-based scholarly inquiry and case exemplars from around the world. The experienced authors share their insights and personal reflections in a manner no other text provides. This well-organized text offers practical skills and is a must have for my shelf and yours." Marc A. Norman, PhD, ABPP-CN, University of California, San Diego, USA

"Not just that we should have broader knowledge and awareness, but a place to begin the dive into the impossibly beautiful, complicated intersection of brain and behavior in the context of culture." Karen Postal, PhD, ABPP-CN, Clinical Instructor in Psychology, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

"With elaborate and consistently well-crafted detail, this book addresses the complex and multi-layered topic of cultural diversity, the most timely and important issue confronting clinical neuropsychologists in all parts of the world. International experts deliver impressive and authoritative guidance, including compelling applications of original and widely-used normative data." Jerry J. Sweet, PhD, ABPP; Emeritus, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston, Illinois, USA