PAU Faculty Dr. Sita Patel is an Editor of Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

PAU is very proud to announce that Dr. Sita G. Patel, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology Research Group Advisor of Cultural Transitions Research Group, is one of two editors of the new book, Psychotherapy for Immigrant Youth. Several chapters in this book were written and contributed by our PAU faculty, Sandra Trafalis, Eduardo Bunge, Daryn Reicherter and Robert Friedberg, as well as PAU students.

This important book provides an in-depth, practical, and cutting-edge summary of psychotherapy for immigrant children and adolescents. It integrates practical therapeutic methods with current empirical knowledge on the unique life stressors and mental health concerns of immigrant youth. Specific chapters are devoted to trauma, refugees and forced displacement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychopharmacological issues, school-based treatment, family.  Each chapter includes specific cultural concerns and treatment techniques for immigrant groups from various regions of the world.  In-depth case examples illustrate case formulation, how and when to use specific techniques, challenges faced in the treatment of immigrant youth, and responses to common obstacles. 

This book is essential for all who seek to address the psychological needs of this vulnerable and under-served population and is a vital resource for psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors, social workers, and other practitioners. For more information: or Amazon


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