Clinical Manual of Cultural Psychiatry 2nd Edition PDF Free Download
This book began as a continuing medical education (CME) course titled “DSM-IV Cultural Formulation: Diagnosis and Treatment” first given at the American Psychiatric Association’s 149th annual meeting in New York in 1996. Since then, it has been revised, repeated 16 times, presented at 10 Institutes for Psychiatric Services, used as a model for a successful CME program at the UC Davis (UCD) Medical Center, and used as a faculty development course for Department of Psychiatry faculty and staff at UCD and the University of California, San Francisco. It should come as no surprise that the course was the inspiration for this clinical manual.
When I first created the course, I wanted to gather experts in the four major nationally recognized ethnic minority groups and have them present cases that would demonstrate particular aspects of working with those groups. I also recruited experts in the areas of cultural competence and ethnopsychopharmacology. I never imagined that I would be running the course 16 years later or that I would be editing a second edition of a book distilling out what we learned after teaching the course more than 25 times. As I do in the course, I would invite you to see the United States from a different perspective: as an outsider from another country, as my father did when he came to the United States in 1941. Living with my father taught me to understand the differences between his life in China and my life in America.