Fundamentals: Cultural Competence: Resources


Chang-Muy, F., E. Congress, (Eds.) (2009) Social Work with Immigrants and Refugees, NY, Springer Publishing Co.

Fadiman, Anne, (1997) The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down NY, Farrar, Straus, Giroux

Gerrity, E., T.M. Keane, F. Tumz (Eds.) (2001) The Mental Health Consequences of Torture, Plenum Publisher, NY

Hoffman, Eva, Lost in Translation, 1989, NY, Penguin Book

Irish, D., K. Lundquist, V. Nelson, (Eds.) (1993) Ethnic Variations in Dying, Death and Grief, London, Taylor & Franas

Kitavama, S. H.R. Markus (Eds.), (1994) Emotion and Culture, Washington DC, APA

Kleinman, A. et al. (1978). Clinical lessons from anthropologic and cross-cultural research. Annals of Internal Medicine, 88, 251-258.

Nader K., N. Dubrow, B. Stamm, (1999) Honoring Differences: Cultural Issues in the Treatment of Trauma and Loss, Philadelphia, Brunner/Mazel

Patrice-Some’, Malidoma, (1998) The Healing Wisdom of Africa:  Finding Life Purpose through Nature, Ritual and Community, NY, Penguin, NY

Smith, Hawthorne E.  Multicultural Issues in the Treatment of Survivors of Torture and Refugee Trauma: Toward an Interactive Model, in Smith, Hawthorne, Keller, Alan, and  Lhewa, DW, eds. Like a Refugee Camp on First Avenue: Insights and Experiences  from the Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture. New York: Bellevue-NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, 2007, Chapter 2 (PDF attached)

Sue, D.W. & Torino, G.C. (2005). Racial-cultural competence: Awareness, knowledge and skills. In R.T. Carter (Ed.), Handbook of racial-cultural psychology and counseling (pp. 3-18). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

Sue, S. (1998). In search of cultural competence in psychotherapy and counseling. American Psychologist, 53, 440-448.



Cultural Competency standards
National Standards on Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS)  (CLAS Standards, also printed in Healing the Hurt, p.38)

National Center for Cultural Competence: Cultural Competency Self-Assessment Tools

Culture-specific disorders

World Health Organization: Traditional medicine

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