The DSM-IV-TR and culture: Considerations for counselors

  • Kress V
  • Eriksen K
  • Rayle A
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Abstract

Although counselors receive training in both diagnosis and cultural foundations of human behavior, little literature or research integrates these 2 areas in order to facilitate culturally sensitive diagnostic practices. The authors attempt to rectify that lack by providing a review of the literature on the controversies associated with traditional diagnosis of cultural groups that differ from the dominant culture. Practical guidelines for culturally sensitive diagnosis are provided.

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Authors

  • Victoria E.White Kress

  • Karen P. Eriksen

  • Andrea Dixon Rayle

  • Stephanie J.W. Ford

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