Culturally informed child psychiatric practice

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 2010 Oct;19(4):739-57. doi: 10.1016/j.chc.2010.07.004.


Child and adolescent psychiatrists are already serving an increasing population of culturally and ethnically diverse patients and families in their practices and in different agency settings. This article discusses adaptations to practice that enable child and adolescent psychiatrists to address the diverse clinical and cultural needs of this emerging population. Special attention is given to work in psychotherapy and in agency settings where diverse children and youth are found in large numbers.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child Advocacy / psychology
  • Child Health Services / organization & administration
  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child Welfare* / ethnology
  • Child Welfare* / legislation & jurisprudence
  • Child Welfare* / psychology
  • Cultural Diversity*
  • Ethnicity / psychology
  • Family Characteristics / ethnology
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders* / ethnology
  • Mental Disorders* / psychology
  • Mental Disorders* / therapy
  • Psychotherapy
  • Social Work, Psychiatric / ethics
  • Social Work, Psychiatric / methods
  • United States