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DBH 9906: Cultural Diversity, Health, and Illness

Reading List

Cultural Formulation Interviews from the Multicultural Mental Health Resource Centre.  Review all of the assessments listed under "Cultural Formulation."  Most are just a page long (21 pp total)

Dulwich Centre (n.d.)  An invitation to narrative practitioners to address privilege and dominance. (24 pp)

Elliott, C., Adams, J.R., and Sockalingam, S.  (2016, January 1).  Summary of normative communication styles and values. Retrieved from The Awesome Library website:  (2 pp)
Flores, G.  (2006, July 20).  Language barriers to health care in the United States. New England Journal of Medicine (355), 229-231
Hanna, F. J., & Cardona, B. (2013). Multicultural counseling beyond the relationship: Expanding the repertoire with techniquesJournal of Counseling & Development, 91(3), 349-357
The Joint Commission (2010). Advancing effective communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care:  A roadmap for hospitals.  (Read Chapters 1, 2, 3 and Appendix E (12 pp.))
Johnson, A., & Jackson Williams, D. (2015). White racial identity, color-blind racial attitudes, and multicultural counseling competence. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 21(3), 440-449. 

Mental Health America  (2013, October 17).  Position statement 18:  Cultural and linguistic competency in mental health systems (5 pp)

National Prevention Information Network (n.d.)  Cultural competence.  Retrieved from the Centers for Disease Control website:

Office of Minority Health, US Department of Health and Human Services.  (2013)  National culturally and linguistically appropriate service standards.  (2 pp)
O'Neil, D. (2009, September 29).   Hidden aspects of communication.  Retrieved from  (7 pp)
O'Neill, R. (2016). The importance of a diverse and culturally competent workforce.   Busidate, 24(3), 9-13.

Ridley, C. R., & Shaw-Ridley, M. (2011). Multicultural counseling competencies: An analysis of research on clients' perceptions: Comment on Owen, Leach, Wampold, and Rodolfa (2011). Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58(1), 16-21. 

Sandeen, E., Moore, K. M., & Swanda, R. M. (2018). Reflective local practice: A pragmatic framework for improving culturally competent practice in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 49(2), 142-150.

Sue, D. W., Arredondo, P., & McDavis, R. J. (1992). Multicultural Counseling Competencies and Standards: A Call to the ProfessionJournal of Counseling & Development, 70(4), 477-486.​