The major limitation of the book lies in its narrow focus. It is mostly a series of "how-to" instructions, with shallow support from the research literature. Major works in cultural psychiatry and psychology are omitted, sometimes glaringly, such as the work of Szapocnik and colleagues on culturally competent family therapy (2) and the complex body of work on "culture-bound syndromes," which are presented by the authors in a truncated and often inaccurate fashion. In addition, insufficient attention is paid to issues of socioeconomic status, which tend to confound some of the clinical differences usually ascribed to cultural background. Finally, careful depiction of intraethnic differences is not uniform, resulting at times in somewhat idealized assessments about "many ‘third-world’ countries," where, for example, "parents and elders are well respected" (p. 15), societies are "homogeneous" and racism is less common (p. 16), or a child’s "excess activity is not perceived as negative" (p. 18). At other times, intraethnic particularities are usefully heightened, such as the importance of identifying distinct cultural influences affecting West Indian immigrant children compared with United States-born African Americans.