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This is often the 1st textbook written to welcome those who find themselves new to Asian American psychology. recommendations and theories come to existence by way of bearing on the cloth to daily studies and through together with actions, dialogue questions, routines, scientific case reports, and web assets. Contributions from the best specialists and rising students and practitioners within the box - the vast majority of whom have additionally taught Asian American psychology - function present views and key findings from the mental literature. The booklet opens with the cornerstones of Asian American psychology, together with Asian American historical past and study equipment. Part 2 addresses how Asian american citizens stability a number of worlds with themes comparable to racial id, acculturation, and faith. Part 3 explores the mental stories of Asian americans during the lens of gender and sexual orientation and their impact on relationships. Part 4 discusses the rising stories of Asian americans, together with adoptees, parachute young children, and multiracial Asian american citizens. Part 5 specializes in social and existence matters dealing with Asian american citizens reminiscent of racism, educational and occupation improvement. The textual content concludes with an exam of the actual and mental future health of Asian americans and avenues for coping and therapeutic. This ground-breaking quantity is meant as an undergraduate/beginning graduate point introductory textbook on Asian American psychology taught in departments of psychology, Asian American and/or ethnic reports, counseling, sociology, and different social sciences. additionally, the medical situations also will attract clinicians and different psychological medical experts devoted to studying approximately Asian american citizens.

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Dr. Leong is a fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 12, 17, 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), 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.

She is a licensed psychologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital’s Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Institute, a residential treatment facility for patients with severe and refractory OCD. As a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Lee participates in the psychology training program at McLean Hospital supervising interns and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. Lee also provides clinical services at South Cove Community Health Center, New England’s premier primary and preventive health center for individuals of Asian descent.

Indeed, the history of Asian Americans in the United States is rich, varied, and often troubling. In this introductory chapter, we provide a brief overview of the history of Asian Americans from the first wave of Asian immigration until the “model minority” image of today. Who are Asian Americans? What does it mean to be Asian American? The focus of this chapter is on the first question, which is much more straightforward than the latter. For now, let us note that what it means to be Asian American varies from person to person, and that the experiences of Asian Americans living in the United States are incredibly diverse, influenced by a number of factors, such as the level of acculturation, country of origin, socioeconomic status, and geographic location.

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