Dr. Ann-Marie Yamada is an Associate Professor in a diverse and interdisciplinary School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. She completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa as a student of Dr. Anthony Marsella. Desiring a holistic approach to the study of culture, Ann-Marie earned a PhD certificate in intercultural studies while supported by a graduate degree fellowship at the East-West Center in Honolulu, Hawai’i. Her professional interests reflect this multidisciplinary training centered on the study of indigenous and ethnocultural approaches to mental health treatment. Ann-Marie’s current research interests include understanding how mental health services are experienced within various cultural groups, with an aim to inform development of culturally responsive services. This work is reflected in her exploration of how mental illness is understood and acted upon by spiritual and religious leaders within Vietnamese, East-Asian, and other local communities in California. Based on this work Ann-Marie is working alongside staff within a large community mental health agency to develop an intervention to address the spiritual needs of people in recovery with serious mental illness. She also is actively involved in completing work as co-editor of the 2nd edition of The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations, expected to be published in 2013.
Paniagua, F. & Yamada, A-M. (Eds.), (expected 2013). The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Academic Press.
Yamada, A-M. & Marsella, A. J. (in press). Culture and Mental Health: An Introduction and Overview of Foundations, Concepts, and Issues. In F. Paniagua & A-M Yamada. (Eds.), The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations, 2nd ed. New York, NY: Academic Press.
Yamada, A-M., Lee, K. K., & Kim, M. A. (2012). Mental health referral behavior among Asian American immigrant Christian clergy. Community Mental Health Journal. 48(1), 107-113.
Nguyen, H., Yamada, A-M., & Dinh, T.Q. (2012). Religious leaders’ assessment and attribution of the causes of mental illness: An in-depth exploration of Vietnamese American Buddhist leaders. Mental Health, Religion, and Culture. 15(5), 511-527.
Marsella, A.J., & Yamada, A-M. (2010). Culture and Psychopathology: Foundations, Issues, Directions. Journal of Pacific Rim Psychology, 4(2), 103-115.
Yamada, A-M, Barrio, C., Harding, C., Webster, D., Atuel, H., & Hough, R. L. (2009). Cultural themes associated with pathways to initial use of psychiatric services in a tri-ethnic community sample of adults with schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research, 115, 375-376.
Dinh, T., Yamada, A-M, & Yee, B. W. K. (2009). A culturally relevant conceptualization of depression: An empirical examination of the factorial structure of the Vietnamese Depression Scale. International Journal of Social Psychiatry, 55, 496-505.
Yamada, A-M, & Brekke, J. S. (2008). Addressing mental health disparities through clinical competence not just cultural competence: The need for assessment of sociocultural issues in the delivery of evidence-based psychosocial rehabilitation services. Clinical Psychology Review, 28, 1386–1399.
Marsella, A. J., & Yamada, A-M. (2007). Culture and psychopathology: Foundations, issues, and directions. In S. Kitayama, & D. Cohen (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Psychology (pp. 797-818). New York, NY: Guilford Publications, Inc.
Yamada, A-M, Barrio, C., Morrison, S. W., Sewell, D. & Jeste, D.V. (2006). Cross-ethnic evaluation of psychotic symptom content in hospitalized middle-aged and older adults. General Hospital Psychiatry, 28, 161-168.
Snowden, L., & Yamada, A-M. (2005). Cultural differences in access to care. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 1, 143-166.
Yamada, A-M, Marsella, A. J., & Atuel, H. R. (2002). Development of a cultural identification battery for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans in Hawai’i. Asian Psychologist, 3(1), 11-20.
Iwamasa, G., & Yamada, A-M. (Eds.). (2001). Future directions in research on acculturation & ethnic identity among Asian & Pacific Islander Americans: Special Issue. Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 7(3),203-206.
Marsella, A. J., & Yamada, A-M. (2000). Culture and Mental Health: An Introduction and Overview of Foundations, Concepts, and Issues. In I. Cuellar, & F. Paniagua (Eds.), The Handbook of Multicultural Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment of Diverse Populations (pp. 3-24). New York, NY: Academic Press.
Nathan, J. H., Marsella, A. J., Yamada, A-M, & Coolidge, F. L. (1999). The concepts of individual, self, & group in Japanese National, Japanese-American, & European-America: A semantic differential analysis. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 25, 711-725.
Yamada, A-M, & Singelis, T. M. (1999). Biculturalism and self-construal. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 23(5), 697-709.
Yamada, A-M, Marsella, A. J., & Yamada, S. Y. Y. (1998). The development of the Ethnocultural Identity Behavioral Index: Psychometric properties and validation with Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Asian American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health, 6(1), 35-45.