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This HTML online resource is a guide for healthcare practitioners who work with African and Middle Eastern clients in a mental health context.
The aim of the resource is to provide some information on mental health issues as they arise with these cultures specifically. It is not a stand-alone resource and it is assumed that the viewer has an understanding of the following from the cultural competency course "Module 9 - Working in a Mental Health Context with CALD Clients":
The common issues and concepts that are involved in cross-cultural assessment
Explanatory models of illness
What we mean by 'somatization' when working with CALD clients
The DSM-IV R's criteria for Developing a Cultural Formulation for Diagnosis
Appropriate screening instruments and assessment tools, and issues related to these when working with CALD clients
How to collaborate in intervention and treatment with CALD clients
Familiarity with the CALD Assessment Tool
It is in part a research document and in part a guideline for health practitioners who work with CALD clients. It includes video and audio components to illustrate some of the issues covered. Topics include:
Demographics is an introduction with demographics and summarises key issues from previous CALD programmes recommended for working with this resource.
Refugees provides background information for working with clients who have refugee experiences.
Muslims provides background information on how religious and spiritual beliefs interact with cultural practices and mental health. It has a specific focus on working with Muslims.
Assessment provides information on clinical assessment with people from the MEA group, including refugees.
Intervention provides information on treatment and intervention with people from the MEA group, including Muslims and refugees.
Resources include PTSD symptoms, the CALD Assessment Tool for Children, and a Bibliography and list of References for this resource.
It is highly recommended that viewers have also completed the following courses:
To access the above courses you need to check your eligibility and how to register/enrol.
Researched and written by Victoria Camplin-Welch.
Produced by Asian Health Support Services, Waitemata District Health Board (2013).
© Waitemata District Health Board (2013).