Filipino American Psychology: A Handbook of Theory, Research, and Clinical Practice, 2nd Edition compiles the latest and best information about the psychology of Filipino Americans into a single, indispensable volume. Distinguished and celebrated professor and author, Dr. Kevin Nadal, explains in thorough detail the mental health issues facing many Filipino Americans today. It also covers effective techniques and strategies for working with the Filipino American population today.
Filipino American Psychology uses reader-friendly language, along with numerous vignettes and case studies, to make accessible its in-depth treatment of the subject. The book covers a wide range of topics necessary to understand how to provide mental health treatment to Filipino Americans, including: - Filipino and Filipino American Cultural Values - Overcoming the Model Minority: Contemporary experiences of Filipino Americans - Intersections of Gender and Sexual Orientation - Multiracial and Multiethnic Filipino Americans - Mental Health and Psychotherapy in the Filipino American community
The book also includes a brand-new section on the historical traumas that still reverberate through the Filipino American community.
Perfect for mental health practitioners and students who are likely to encounter this large cultural and ethnic group, Filipino American Psychology serves as a foundational volume in any complete mental health library.
About the Companion Website xvii
Chapter One Introduction to Filipino American Psychology 1
Chapter Two Filipino and Filipino American Cultural Values 27
Chapter Three Racial and Ethnic Identity Development for Filipino Americans 45
Chapter Four Colonial Mentality of Filipino Americans 63
Chapter Five Filipino American Groups and Communities 77
Chapter Six Filipino Americans and the Model Minority Myth: Contemporary Experiences in Education, Health, and Society 95
Chapter Seven Filipino American Experiences with Gender and Sexual Orientation 113
Chapter Eight Multiracial, Multiethnic, and Adopted Filipino Americans 135
Chapter Nine Mental Health Experiences and Psychotherapy with Filipino Americans 157
Appendix A: Historical References in the Poem “Ikaw” 205
Appendix B: Further Readings and Resources 207
About the Author 215
Subject Index 217