The past few decades have witnessed a rapid increase in the immigration of people of Asian Indian descent to the United States. This has predicated a need to understand the various sociocultural and political experiences that shape the identity development and mental health experiences of this population.
Understanding the Asian Indian Diaspora and Mental Health: Liberation from Western Frameworks gives voice to the lived experiences and nuanced concerns of Asian Indian people as they attempt to survive and thrive in American society. In particular, the book names and examines systems of oppression that influence the mental health experiences of Asian Indians in the U.S. and helps readers critically analyze shortcomings of Western models of psychological healing. The text helps to bridge the gap between theory and practice with regard to liberation and decolonization of psychotherapeutic clinical work.
Understanding the Asian Indian Diaspora and Mental Health is part of the Cognella Series on Advances in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. The series, co-sponsored by Division 45 of the American Psychological Association, addresses critical and emerging issues within culture, race, and ethnic studies, as well as specific topics among key multicultural groups.