What Do We Need to Know Before Serving Asian and Asian American Clients?

Rik Carl D'Amato, Yuan Yuan Wang, J. Mark Davis

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    Abstract

    As a rapidly growing ethnic and cultural group in the USA (United States of America), and as the most populous group in the world, the Asian population is unique and thus requires clinical neuropsychological services which are tailed to meet the distinctive needs of this population. Clinical neuropsychologists should incorporate and integrate knowledge from cross cultural psychology. This chapter summarizes and highlighted varies points from the previous chapters, including how to serve unique Asian populations ethically, how to understand language related issues, acculturation variables, and the importance of understanding Eastern and Western cultural differences. This chapter also summarizes variables important to clinical interviewing, as well as test selection for Asian populations. The overall goal of this book is to help clinical neuropsychologist provide services to individuals of Asian heritages.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNeuropsychology of Asians and Asian Americans
    Subtitle of host publicationPractical and Theoretical Considerations
    EditorsJ. Mark Davis, Rik Carl D'Amato
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherSpringer
    Chapter10
    Pages175-186
    Number of pages12
    ISBN (Electronic)978-1-4614-8075-4
    ISBN (Print)978-1-4614-8074-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

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    D'Amato, R. C., Wang, Y. Y., & Davis, J. M. (2014). What Do We Need to Know Before Serving Asian and Asian American Clients? In J. M. Davis, & R. C. D'Amato (Eds.), Neuropsychology of Asians and Asian Americans: Practical and Theoretical Considerations (pp. 175-186). Springer.