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Neuropsychological assessments and Filipino Americans: Cultural implications for practice

ByKevin L. Nadal, Jennifer Monzones

The United States is becoming more multiculturally diverse; by the year 2050, it is predicted that the racial “minority” or people of color will outnumber the “majority,” or Whites (Sue & Sue, 2003). However, despite this growing population, the mental health experiences of people of color in the United States have often been invisible, neglected, or disregarded. In fact, several authors have purported that the profession of psychology has been culturally insensitive to the needs of racial/ethnic minorities, and that the services that are provided to people of color are often ineffective and even detrimental to their mental health (Sue, Arredondo, & McDavis, 1992; Sue & Sue, 2003).