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Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology

Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology

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© 2002 | 720 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"The Handbook of Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology represents the enormous progress of ethnic psychology as a major field within American psychology. The American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45) has achieved a major contribution by pulling together the many voices to speak to this topic. The authors of the chapters are leading scholars and elders who approach their topics sometimes with words of passion, always with the underlying respect and caring the authors have for those populations being studied. The topics are diverse enough to be valuable for informing the new researcher or practitioner or educator. The writings are also relevant for the student seeking to gain an overview of existing knowledge or to identify what challenges exist. And for all ethnic minority psychologists, the writings are an anchoring source of identity and pride. I believe this volume provides an outstanding resource that will aid current and future researchers, educators and professionals to acquire new and fuller understanding of this important American population – persons of color."


From the Foreword by Richard Suinn, 1999 APA President, Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University


During the past 30 years, the study of racial and ethnic minority issues in psychology has evolved into what can now be considered a significant and rapidly growing field of study. This handbook presents a thorough, scholarly overview of the psychology of racial, ethnic, and minority issues in the United States. It covers the breadth of psychology viewed through the lens of the racial and ethnic minority experience. The stellar collection of contributing authors provide readers with a comprehensive work that focuses on the professional, methodological, social and developmental, clinical, and applied and preventive issues shaping the field today. Highlighting leading research and application in the area of ethnic minority psychology, the Handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for years to come.


  • Developed by a superb editorial team, this handbook contains unique contributions by leading authorities in the area of racial and ethnic minority psychology.
  • The handbook incorporates major sub-fields within psychology, emphasizing in particular those that have wide-ranging and current research on racial and ethnic minority issues, such as developmental, social, and clinical psychology.


  • The handbook was conceived to support the efforts of the Society for Psychological Studies of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of the American Psychological Association).
Richard Suinn
Bertha Holliday, & Angela Holmes
1. A Tale of Challenge and Change: A History and Chronology of Ethnic Minorities in Psychology in the United States
Roderick Watts, & Randolph G. Potts
2. Conceptualization and Models: The Meaning(s) of Difference in Racial and Ethnic Minority Psychology
Frederick T.L. Leong, & Marlene Wicherski
3. A Profile of Ethnic Minority Psychologists: A Pipeline Perspective
Yolanda Flores Niemman
4. The Psychology of Tokenism: Psycho-social Realities of Faculty of Color
Jeffrey S. Mio
5. On Teaching Multiculturalism: History, Models and Content
Shawn O. Utsey, Carol A. Gernat, & Mark A. Bolden
6. Teaching Racial Identity Development and Racism Awareness: Training in Professional Psychology Programs
Leonardo Marmol
Chapter 7. The Ethical Practices on Psychology and Ethnic, Racial, and Cultural Issues
Ann Kathleen Burlew
8. Research with Ethnic Minorities: Conceptual, Methodological, and Analysis Issues
Stanley Sue, & Leslie Sue
9. Ethnic Research is Good Science
Gerardo Marin, Pamela Balls Organista, & Kevin M. Chun
10. Acculturation Research: Current Issues and Findings
Milagros Bravo
11. Instrument Development: Cultural Adaptation for Ethnic Minority Research
Joseph Trimble, Maria P.P. Root, & Janet E. Helms
12. Psychological Perspectives on Ethnic and Racial Psychology
James Jones
13. Constructing Race and Deconstructing Racism: A Cultural Psychology Approach
Saera Khan
14. Implicit Attitudes and Stereotyping
Suzanne Randolph, & Sally A. Koblinsky
15. Infant Mental Health in African American Families: A Sociocultural perspective
Jerome Taylor, & Malick Kouyate
16. Achievement Gap between Minority and Non-minority students
Eleanor Amour-Thomas
17. Some Unanswered Questions about Assessment of Psychometric Intelligence for Racial and Ethnic Minorities
Hector Myers, Tene T. Lewis, & Tyan Parker-Dominguez
18. Stress, Coping & Minority Health: Biopsychosocial Perspective on Ethnic Health Disparities
Emily Sáez & Guillermo Bernal
19. Depression in Ethnic Minorities: Latinos & Latinas, African Americans, Asian Americans & Native Americans
Gayle Iwamasa, & Shilpa Pai
20. Anxiety Disorders among Ethnic Minority Groups
Fred Beauvais, & Eugene Oetting
21. Drug Abuse: Etiology & Cultural Considerations
LeRoi E. Reese, Elizabeth Vera, & La Mar Hasbrouck
22. Examining the Impact of Violence on Ethnic Minority Youth, their Families & Communities: Issues for Prevention Practice & Science
Paul Pedersen
23. Cross-Cultural Counseling: Developing Culture-Centered Interactions
Frederick T. L. Leong, & Paul Hartung
24. Cross-Cultural Career Counseling
Mildred Vera, Margarita Alegria, & Doryliz Vila
25. Cognitive & Behavioral Therapy: Concepts, Issues & Strategies with Racial Minorities
Felipe G. Castro, James Ober, Richard Rawson, Courtney Valdez, & Ron Denne, Jr.
26. Drug Abuse Treatments with Racial/Ethnic Clients: Towards the Development of Culturally-Competent Treatments,
William Lawson
27. Mental Health Issues for African Americans
Mary Case, & LaVome Robinson
28. Interventions with Ethnic Minority Populations: The Legacy & Promise of Community Psychology
Pamela Jumper-Thurman, Ruth W. Edwards, & Barbara Plested
29. Honoring the Differences: Using Community Readiness to Create Culturally Valid Community Interventions
Barbara Marin
30. Challenge of HIV Prevention in Diverse Communities: Sex, Culture, & Empowerment
Paul B. Pedersen
31. Reducing Prejudice & Racism through Counselor Training as a Primary Prevention Strategy
Ann Kathleen Burlew, Tonya Hucks, Randi Burlew, & Candace Johnson
32. Prevention of Abuse among Ethnic Minority Youth

"Bernal brings together an impressive cast of multicultural psychology researchers, who discuss the latest issues and research in racial and ethnic minority psychology. . . .Those looking for an authoritative and current overview of the field - be they clinical or counseling psychologists, social workers, clinical practitioners, or mental health and ethnic psychology researchers - will find it here. Summing Up: Essential."

Key features


  • Developed by an editorial team with excellent reputations and containing contributions by leading authorities in the area of racial and ethnic minority psychology, this handbook will help set the direction of scholarly work in the area for years to come.
  • The book incorporates the major subfields within psychology but emphasizes in particular those that have wide ranging and current research on racial and ethnic minority issues, such as developmental, social, and clinical.
  • The handbook is part of a project to support the publication efforts of the Society for the Psychological Studies of Ethnic Minority Issues (Division 45 of the American Psychological Association), with royalties donated to the society.


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