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Handbook of Asian American Psychology


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Foreword - Richard M. Suinn Introduction and Overview - Frederick T. L. Leong, Arpana Inman, Angela Ebreo, Lawrence Hsin Yang, Lisa M. Kinoshita, and Michi Fu PART I: HISTORICAL, CONCEPTUAL, AND METHODOLOGICAL ISSUES History and Future of Asian American Psychology - Frederick T. L. Leong, Sumie Okazaki, and E. J. R. David Theoretical and Conceptual Models: Toward Asian Americanist Psychology - Sumie Okazaki, Richard M. Lee, and Stanley Sue Conducting Research With Diverse Asian American Groups - Kevin M. Chun, Osvaldo F. Morera, Jolynne D. Andal, and Monica C. Skewes PART II: LIFE COURSE DEVELOPMENT Asian American and Pacific Islander Families: Resiliency and Life-Span Socialization in a Cultural Context - Barbara W. K. Yee, Barbara D. DeBaryshe, Sylvia Yuen, Su Yeong Kim, and Hamilton I. McCubbin Understanding Asian American Youth Development: A Social Ecological Perspective - Ly Nguyen and Larke Nahme Huang Asian Americans' Educational Experiences - Vivian Tseng, Ruth K. Chao, and Inna Artati Padmawidjaja Ethnic Identity - Sapna Cheryan and Jeanne L. Tsai Acculturation and Enculturation - Bryan S. K. Kim Career Development and Vocational Behaviors of Asian Americans - Frederick T. L. Leong and Arpana Gupta PART III: SPECIFIC POPULATIONS The Psychology and Mental Health of Asian American Women - Debra M. Kawahara and Michi Fu Asian American Masculinities - William Ming Liu and Tai Chang The Psychology of Asian American Older Adults - Gayle Y. Iwamasa and Kristen H. Sorocco Asian Immigrants and Refugees - Rita Chi-Ying Chung and Fred Bemak International Students From Asia - Yu-Wei Wang, Jun-chih Gisela Lin, Lan-Sze Pang, and Frances C. Shen PART IV: SOCIAL AND PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT In Search of Personality in Asian Americans: What We Know and What We Don't Know - Edward C. Chang, Rita Chang, and Joyce P. Chu Interpersonal Effectiveness Among Asian Americans: Issues of Leadership, Career Advancement, and Social Competence - Nolan Zane and Anna Song Health Psychology and Asian Pacific Islanders: Learning From Cardiovascular Disease - Angela Ebreo, Yukiko Shiraishi, Paul Leung, and Jenny Kisuk Yi Asian American Stress and Coping - Arpana G. Inman and Christine J. Yeh Racism Against Asian/Pacific Island Americans - Jeffery Scott Mio, Donna K. Nagata, Amy H. Tsai, and Nita Tewari Family Violence Among Asian Americans - Irene J. Kim, Anna S. Lau, and Doris F. Chang Psychopathology Among Asian Americans - Lawrence Hsin Yang and Ahtoy J. WonPat-Borja PART V: ASSESSMENT AND INTERVENTIONS Assessment of Asian Americans: Fundamental Issues and Clinical Application - Lisa M. Kinoshita and Jeanette Hsu Counseling and Psychotherapy With Asian Americans: Process and Outcomes - Frederick T. L. Leong, Doris F. Chang, and Szu-Hui Lee Empirically Supported Therapies for Asian Americans - Gordon C. Nagayama Hall and Sopagna Eap Author Index Subject Index About the Editors About the Contributors

About the Author

Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Psychiatry. He is also the Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 12 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), and cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is past president of APA's Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Division of Counseling Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He has served on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee, and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He received the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the APA Minority Fellowship Program and the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from APA Division 12. He is also the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology. Dr. Arpana G. Inman received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Temple University and is currently an Assistant Professor at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, in the Counseling Psychology Program. Prior to this she was on the faculty at Seton Hall University, New Jersey. Her scholastic and research interests are in the areas of multicultural issues and Asian American concerns. Specifically, these interests span several topics including acculturation, South Asian immigrant and second generation cultural experiences, ethnic and racial identities, the psychology of women and supervision and training. She has presented nationally and internationally at several conferences and published in these different areas. Dr. Inman is also the recipient of the 2002 Jeffrey S. Tanaka Memorial Dissertation Award in Psychology, APA Committee on Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA). She recently co-founded a listserve for South Asian Concerns called SAPNA (South Asian Psychological Networking Association). Dr. Inman was the Co-Chair for the Division on Women, AAPA, from 2002-2003. Currently, she is the Vice President for the Asian American Psychological Association and the Asian American Pacific Islander Special Interest group within the Association of Multicultural Counseling and Development in ACA. Dr. Angela Ebreo is Assistant Director for Research at the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, University of Illinois at Chicago, where she coordinates the Institute's Asian American Initiatives and assists with several other research activities including the Institute's Race and Ethnic Disparities in Health Initiative. Prior to her appointment at UIC, she as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Ebreo received her Ph.D in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Dr. Ebreo is a member of the American Psychological Association (Divisions 9, 27, 38, and 45), the American Public Health Association, and the Society for Prevention Research. She served on the Executive Committee of the Asian American Psychological Association (2002-2004) and currently serves as the Association's Membership Officer. Her research interests include cultural differences in social support and health maintenance, campus-community collaborative research, and culturally sensitive research methodology. Dr. Lawrence Hsin Yang is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow in the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program at the School of Public Health at Columbia University. Dr. Yang received his B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT) and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with High Honors in Psychology. He received his Ph.D. from Boston University with a specialization in Clinical Psychology, completing his clinical internship at Massachusetts Mental Health Center/ Harvard Medical School. He has received multiple fellowships during his graduate career, including the APA Clinical Minority Fellowship, the Presidential University Fellowship (Boston University), and the Rosenblum Fellowship (Massachusetts Psychological Association). Dr. Yang also received the National Security Education Plan- Graduate International Fellowship to study schizophrenia in families in Beijing, China from 1998-2000. He received two outstanding dissertation awards from the American Psychological Association for this work and has published the major results in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. He has authored or co-authored 8 peer-reviewed articles in various psychology and psychiatry journals. His major research interests lie in how sociocultural factors- in particular, family environment and stigma- relate to course of illness of schizophrenia in Chinese-American populations. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Asian American Psychological Association. Dr. Lisa Kinoshita is a Social Science Research Associate at Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Kinoshita completed her clinical psychology internship at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System where she received extensive training in clinical geropsychology, neuropsychological assessment and Asian American psychology. During her internship, she learned extensive memory evaluation methods using neuropsychological measures and directly observed the benefits of early dementia evaluations for older adults. She also conducted cognitive behavioral therapy with ethnically diverse depressed dementia caregivers. Dr. Kinoshita was the first postdoctoral fellow in dementia research with the Mental Illness Research Education and Clinical Center (MIRECC). As a fellow, she pursued additional training in neuropsychological assessment with older adults and began conducting research on culture fair memory assessments, in particular with Japanese and Chinese elders. She continues to do neuropsychological evaluations, particularly with older adults who have memory concerns. She also coordinates medication trials aimed at slowing the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Dr. Kinoshita has published a number of articles and book chapters that focus on cultural diversity within a clinical setting. She recently published an article on the influence of traditional Japanese cultural beliefs on Japanese American caregiving. She also co-authored a book chapter on cognitive behavioral therapy with ethnically diverse older adults. Dr. Kinoshita is the past Secretary-Historian for the Asian American Psychological Association (2001-2003). Dr. Michi Fu is a psychologist at the Asian Pacific Family Center of Pacific Clinics in Rosemead, California. Prior to APFC, she was a psychologist working at the Counseling and Student Development Center at the University of Hawaii (2000-2004) and the Sex Abuse Treatment Center at Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children (2002-2004). She received her Ph.D. from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles, California with an emphasis in Multicultural Community Clinical Psychology. She has authored a chapter on play therapy with Asian Americans and her dissertation examined the relationship between acculturation, ethnic identity, and family conflict among Chinese Americans.&n! bsp; She is an Okura Mental Health Leadership Fellow (2002). Her research interests are in ethnic identity, acculturation, interracial relationships, and women!|s issues among Asian Americans. Currently, she is a Board Member of the Asian American Psychological Association.


"This is the most outstanding resource on Asian American psychology that exists in the professional market today. No only does it provide state-of-the-art knowledge on this important racial/ethnic group, but it has implications for the entire field of psychology and challenges the universality of its concepts. I applaud the editors and contributors for the excellence of this Second Edition. It is 'must' reading for not only classes in multicultural psychology, but should be a required resource for the social sciences." -- Derald Wing Sue
"If anyone is curious about the depth and scope of the sociocultural and psychological experiences of Asian Americans then this Handbook should be kept close by for use as a reference and a resource.... Set against a well-developed organizational framework that blends the major themes of inquiry for this ethnic population the reader is introduced to profound insights, engaging observations and research results, and cutting edge commentary on the future of ethnic psychological research and scholarship." -- Joseph E. Trimble, PhD
"A psychology of human nature and nurture cannot be complete without understanding 3/5's of the world's people. This Handbook is the first to accomplish an understanding of them by investigating the diaspora in North America. In so doing, it sets a new landmark." -- Mahzarin R. Banaji
"This insightful and comprehensive volume is a gift to the field and a must-read. It isn't just for the growing number of us who need to understand the psychology of Asian Americans, but for any scholar theorizing about the dynamics of identity, race, cultural competence, immigration, acculturation, or globalization." -- Hazel Rose Markus
"The editorial team of Leong et al. have put together a handbook that is above all else a practical work that will not gather dust on the shelf. This is a book that will be used." -- Lowell Brubaker

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