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  • American Psychological Association [APA]. (1996). APA guidelines for providers of psychological services to ethnic, linguistic, and culturally diverse populations. [Approved by the APA Council of Representatives August, 1990.] http://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/policy/provider-guidelines.aspx. (13 Sept. 1996).
  • American Psychological Association (2000). Guidelines for Psychotherapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Clients. American Psychologist, 55, 1440-1451.
  • American Psychological Association (2002) Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct. American Psychologist, 57 (12), 1060-1073.
  • American Psychological Association (2003) Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists. American Psychologist, 58 (5), 377-402.
  • Asnaani, A., & Hofmann, S. G. (2012). Collaboration in Culturally Responsive Therapy: Establishing A Strong Therapeutic Alliance Across Cultural Lines. Journal of Clinical Psychology68(2), 187–197. http://doi.org/10.1002/jclp.21829
  • Brown, T.L., Vinson, E.S. and Abdullah, T. (2015). Cross-Cultural Considerations with African American Clients: A Perspective on Psychological Assessment. In Guide to Psychological Assessment with African Americans, Benuto, L. T. and Leany, B. D. (eds.). New York: Springer. DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-1004-5_2
  • Chu, J. P., & Sue, S. (2011). Asian American Mental Health: What We Know and What We Don't Know. International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, 3(4), 1-28.
  • Comas-di´az, L. (2006). Latino healing: the integration of ethnic psychology into psychotherapy. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, Vol. 43(4): 436–453. Doi: 10.1037/0033-3204.43.4.436
  • Cornish, J.A.E., Schreier, B.A., Nadkarni, L.I., Metzger, L.H. and Rodolfa, E.R. (2010). Handbook of Multicultural Counseling Competences. San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Council of National Psychological Associations for the Advancement of Ethnic Minority Interests. (2003). Psychological Treatment of Ethnic Minority Populations. Washington, D.C.: Association of Black Psychologists. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/pi/oema/resources/brochures/treatment-minority.pdf
  • Daniel, J. H., Roysircar, G., Abeles, N. and Boyd, C. (2004). Individual and Cultural-Diversity Competency: Focus on the Therapist. Journal of Clinical Psychology, Vol. 60(7): 755–770. DOI: 10.1002/jclp.20014
  • Furman, R., Negi, N. J., Iwamoto, D. K., Rowan, D., Shukraft, A., & Gragg, J. (2009). Social Work Practice with Latinos: Key Issues for Social Workers. Social Work, 54(2), 167–174.
  • Garrett McAuliffe and Associates. (2012). Culturally Alert Counseling: A Comprehensive Introduction. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Gray, J.S. and Rose, W.J. (2012). Cultural Adaptation for Therapy with American Indians and Alaska Natives. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, Vol. 40, 82-92.
  • Huey, S.J. Jr, Tilley, J.L., Jones, E.O. and Smith, C.A. (2014). The contribution of cultural competence to evidence-based care for ethnically diverse populations. Annu Rev Clin Psychol., 10: 305-38.
  • Imel, Z.E., Baldwin, S., Atkins, D.C., Owen, J., Baardseth, T. and Wampold, B.E. (2011). Racial/ethnic disparities in therapist effectiveness: a conceptualization and initial study of cultural competence. J Couns Psychol., 58(3): 290-8.
  • Kim, B. K., Ng, G. F., & Ahn, A. J. (2005). Effects of Client Expectation for Counseling Success, Client — Counselor Worldview Match, and Client Adherence to Asian and European American Cultural Values on Counseling Process With Asian Americans. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(1), 67-76.
  • Marsella, A. (2011). Twelve Critical Issues for Mental Health Professionals Working with Ethno-Culturally Diverse Populations. Psychology International, October. Washington, D.C.:American Psychological Association.
  • Moitinho, E., Garzon, F., Freyre, F., & Davila, Z. (2015). Best Practices for Counseling Hispanic/Latino Clients. Presentation at the American Association of Christian Counseling World Conference, Nashville, TN. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1101&context=ccfs_fac_pubs
  • Nezu, A.M. (2010). Cultural influences on the process of conducting psychotherapy: personal reflections of an ethnic minority psychologist. Psychotherapy (Chic), Jun;47(2):169-76. doi: 10.1037/a0019756.
  • Nuttgens, S.A. and Campbell, A.J. (2010). Multi-Cultural Considerations for Counselling First Nations Clients. Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy / Revue canadienne de counseling et de psychothérapie, [S.l.], v. 44 (2). ISSN 1923-6182.
  • Owen, J., Leach, M.M., Wampold, B. and Rodolfa, E. (2011). Client and therapist variability in clients' perceptions of their therapists' multicultural competencies. J Couns Psychol., 58(1):1-9. doi: 10.1037/a0021496.
  • Paniagua, F.A. (2013) Assessing and Treating Culturally Diverse Clients: A Practical Guide, (Third Edition) Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.
  • Richards, P. S., & Bergin, A. E. (Eds.). (2014). Handbook of psychotherapy and religious diversity, 2nd ed. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/14371-000
  • Rodriguez, C. I., Cabaniss, D. L., Arbuckle, M. R., & Oquendo, M. A. (2008). The Role of Culture in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy: Parallel Process Resulting From Cultural Similarities Between Patient and Therapist. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 165(11), 10.1176/appi.ajp.2008.08020215.
  • Roysircar, G., Sandhu, D. S., and Bibbins, V.E., Eds. (2003). Multicultural Competencies: A Guidebook of Practices. Alexandria, VA: AMCD.
  • Scheffler, R.M. & Miller, A.B. (1989). Demand analysis of service use among ethnic subpopulations. Inquiry, 26, 202-215.
  • Schoen, A. A. (2005). Culturally Sensitive Counseling for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders. Journal of Instructional Psychology, Vol. 32 (3): 253-258.
  • Sue, D. W. & Sue, D. (2008). Counseling the culturally diverse: Theory and practice (5th ed.). New York: John Wiley and Sons.
  • Sue, S., Zane, N., Nagayama Hall, G. C., & Berger, L. K. (2009). The Case for Cultural Competency in Psychotherapeutic Interventions. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 525–548. http://doi.org/10.1146/annurev.psych.60.110707.163651
  • Suyemoto, K. (2007). Training therapists to be culturally sensitive with Asian American women clients. Women & Therapy, 30(3/4), 209-227. doi: 10.1300/J015v30n04_15
  • Suzuki, L.A., Ponterotto, J.G., & Meller, P.J., (2001) Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological, and Educational Applications, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
  • Thomason, T. (2011). Best Practices in Counseling Native Americans. Journal of Indigenous Research: Vol. 1(1), Article 3. http://digitalcommons.usu.edu/kicjir/vol1/iss1/3
  • Tummala-Narra, P. (2015). Cultural competence as a core emphasis of psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Psychoanalytic Psychology: Vol. 32 (2): 275–292. DOI: 10.1037/A0034041
  • Wang, S., & Kim, B. S. K. (2010). Therapist Multicultural Competence, Asian American Participants' Cultural Values, and Counseling Process. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 57(4), 394–401. http://doi.org/10.1037/a0020359
  • White, Bryana F. C., (2013). "Multicultural Training of Clinical and Counseling Psychology Doctoral Students: Ideals vs. Practice". Open Access Dissertations. Paper 50. http://digitalcommons.uri.edu/oa_diss/50
  • Williamson, M. E. (2014). The Reluctance of African-Americans to Engage in Therapy. Public Access Theses and Dissertations from the College of Education and Human Sciences. 216. http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/cehsdiss/216
  • Worell, J. and Remer, P. (2003). Feminist Perspectives in Therapy: Empowering Diverse Women. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Zhou, Z., & Siu, C. (2009). Promoting Cultural Competence in Counseling Asian American Children and Adolescents. Psychology in the Schools, 46, 290-298.

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