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The Culture of Emotions: A Cultural Competence and Diversity Training Program
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A multicultural understanding of human behavior has become critical for clinicians in our society, as the traditional idea of U.S. culture as a “melting pot” becomes more like the Canadian metaphor of a “cultural mosaic.” Recognition and understanding of the ways in which this multicultural mix influences all human interaction have relevance not only for diagnosis but also for therapy, for training of mental health professionals, and, indeed, for all collaborative human activities. Other authors and groups have highlighted the importance of this viewpoint. (Column editor)
Journal
2002
Psychiatric Services
53
12
1537-1538