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Special Topics: Aging and the Elderly

Scope note: Included here is information about aging and the elderly in multiple populations.

Materials at NMSU
Ethnicity and Family Therapy. By Monica McGoldrick.
Location: Branson Library
Call Number: RC451.5.A2 E83 1996
Dealing primarily with mental health, this book provides excellent overviews regarding the cultural values of a number of ethnic groups. Emphasizes ethnic history, family patterns and relationships, religion, and immigration and migration. Groups examined are: American Indians, Alaskan Natives, African Americans, West Indians, Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Asian, French Canadian, German, Greek, Iranian, Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish, Portuguese, Norwegian, and British.

Ethnocultural Factors in Substance Abuse Treatment.
Location: Alamogordo Library
Call Number: RC564 .E785 2003
Divided into six sections containing 20 chapters authored by a collection of doctors, professors, and clinical social workers, this book "...addresses the delivery of ethnoculturally competent treatment of individuals with alcohol and other drug problems...." Alcohol and drug related cultural beliefs, customs, and values are explored for several populations, including: African American, African-Caribbean, Native American, Cuban American, Mexican American, Puerto Rican, Arab American, Chinese American, Cambodian Americans, Japanese American, Korean American, Asian Indian American, and persons of British, French, and Jewish descents. Issues related to women, young adults, and persons with AIDS are examined within the cultural groups.

Ethnogerocounseling: counseling ethnic elders and their families.. By Virginia S. Burlingame.
Location: Zuhl Library
Call Number: HV1461 .B875 1999
Presents a multicultural counseling model and techniques in four major populations: Hispanic, Native American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and African Americans. Explores the psychological, spiritual, and social implications of aging, and how these factors impact quality of life, family support, and end of life decisions.

Family Therapy with Ethnic Minorities. By Man Keung Ho.
Location: Branson Library
Call Number: RC451.5.A2 H62 1987
Family centered approaches to problem solving, including marriage and children, are the focus of this work. Four ethnic groups are represented: Asian and Pacific Americans, Native Americans and Alaskan Natives, Hispanic Americans, and African Americans.

Handbook of Diversity Issues in Health Psychology. By Pamela M. Kato and Traci Mann.
Location: Branson Library
Call Number: R726.7 .H356 1996

Understanding Cultural Identity in Intervention and Assessment. By Richard H. Dana.
Location: Branson Library
Call Number: RC451.5.A2 D36 1998
Explores a variety of issues as they relate to African Americans, American Indians, Alaskan Natives, Chinese and Japanese Americans, and Hispanic Americans. Selected issues include, but are not limited to: health and illness beliefs, services utilization, culture-specific interventions, traditional healing practices.
Transcultural Mental Health On-line
A series of three essays.
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