Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological, and Educational Applications

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Lisa A. Suzuki, Joseph G. Ponterotto
Wiley, 2008 - Medical - 706 pages
Handbook of Multicultural Assessment offers the mostcomprehensive text on testing of racial and ethnic minorities inthe United States. This thoroughly revised and updated editionincludes the most current and state-of-the-art assessmentinformation in a variety of psychological and educationaldomains. The book highlights new and innovative testingpractices and expands the populations of interest to include recentimmigrants and refugees. It also includes ways to overcome barriersin the assessment process as well as forensic assessment. Thisimportant resource offers an instructional text for conductingculturally competent psychological assessment for clinicians,educators, and researchers.

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Contents

GENERAL MULTICULTURAL ASSESSMENT
3
Cultural Identity Racial Identity and the Multicultural Personality
52
SECTIONTW0 ASSESSING IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES
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Lisa Suzuki conducts research in the area of multicultural assessment in particular understanding how culture impacts the process of cognitive assessment. Her work also focuses on the usage of qualitative research strategies with diverse ethnocultural groups. She serves as an Associate Editor of The Counseling Psychologist, Consulting Editor of The Journal of Psychological Assessment, and Consulting Editor of The Asian Journal of Counseling. She is senior co-editor of the Handbook of Multicultural Assessment now in its third edition (with Joseph Ponterotto) and co editor of The Handbook of Multicultural Counseling (with Joseph Ponterotto, Manuel Casas, and Charlene Alexander) also in its third edition. She is co-author of Intelligent Testing with Minority Students (with Richard Valencia) and co-editor of Using Qualitative Methods in Psychology (with Mary Kopala). Suzuki currently co-editing a text (with Donna Nagata and Laura Kohn-Wood) entitled Qualitative Strategies with Ethnocultural Populations to be published by APA Books. She is currently working with Jacqueline Mattis and a group of doctoral students on a study focusing on meaning making among survivors of the Holocaust in collaboration with Elizabeth Edelstein of the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. Suzuki is the recipient of the Distinguished Contribution bestowed by the Asian American Psychological Association (2006) and the Visionary Leadership Award from the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (2007). Suzuki served as the Vice-President of Diversity and Public Interest for the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17) of the American Psychological Association (2002-2005). Suzuki received her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1992 and has taught in the counseling psychology programs at Fordham University and the University of Oregon.

Joe Ponterotto is Professor and Coordinator of the Counseling Psychology Program at Fordham University s Graduate School of Education. Prior to his arrival at Fordham in 1987, he was Assistant Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Active in APA and ACA, Joe is also the author of numerous journal articles and books and coeditor of Sage s "Handbook of Multicultural Counseling.

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