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The Cross-Cultural Practice of Clinical Case Management in Mental Health

ISBN 9781560248750
Published March 8, 2000 by Routledge
272 Pages

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Book Description

Discover a culturally competent model of clinical case management in mental health practice settings. In The Cross-Cultural Practice of Clinical Case Management, author Peter Manoleas synthesizes some of the existent thinking on case management in cross-cultural psychotherapy settings and develops an effective model of clinical case management for mental health practitioners.

The person-in-environment approach leads mental health professionals to realize that case managers and their clients must deal with a variety of cultures within the treatment environment. Rehabilitation programs, substance abuse programs, public assistance, the police, and especially psychiatry itself, are each characterized by their own 'cultures.’These may, at times, conflict with or present significant dissonance with the client's own ethnic culture. The Cross-Cultural Practice of Clinical Case Management advocates that the role of “culture broker” be added to the list of activities for effective clinical case managers.

Several of the major ethnic groups represented in public mental health populations are examined, as well as other topics relevant to the daily practice of mental health professionals:

  • Effective cross-cultural crisis intervention
  • The culture of homelessness
  • Women and the mental health system
  • Asians and Pacific Islanders
  • Latinos
  • African Americans
  • Native Americans
  • Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Children

    The Cross-Cultural Practice of Clinical Case Management is of interest to practicing mental health professionals in the public sector as those systems convert from individual therapy to case management models of service delivery. Increasing numbers of ethnic minorities in public systems and the emphasis on cultural competence will make all of the topics of interest to many readers.

Table of Contents

Contents Culture and Case Management

  • The Culture of Homelessness
  • Demoralization: A Useful Concept for Case Management With Native Americans
  • Crisis Intervention: An Essential Component of Culturally Competent Clinical Case Management
  • Clinical Case Management and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy: Integrated Psychosocial Services for Depressed Latino Primary Care Patients
  • Culturally Responsive Psychiatric Case Management With Southeast Asians
  • Clinical Case Management With Severely Mentally Ill African Americans
  • Gender as Culture: Competent Case Management for Women With Major Psychiatric Disorders
  • Culturally Competent Health and Human Services for Emotionally Troubled Children and Youth: Only Through Intensive Case Management
  • Index

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Peter Manoleas