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Behavioral Health for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Males

1. Recent studies have supported that NHPI men prefer:

A. Culturally congruent practices

B. Psychotherapy

C. Substance abuse counseling

D. All of the above are equally preferred


2. Research has found that when AANHPI men believe their masculinity is being threatened or questioned, they may:

A. Develop lower self-esteem and other mental health issues.

B. Engage in unhealthy and harmful coping mechanisms and behaviors.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.


3. Providing psychoeducation about the therapy process may be especially important for AANHPI male clients, as they are often unfamiliar with the process or may not be inclined to discuss emotional or psychological hardships with others.

A. True

B. False


4. Clinicians and other practitioners should not address racism or microaggressions by asking directly about discrimination with AANHPI clients, but instead should wait for the client to initiate the conversation.

A. True

B. False


5. Psychotherapy and behavioral health programs for _____ men should focus on the cultural values of kapwa (shared identity between self and others) and utang ng loob (reciprocity and connectedness with loved ones), instead of framing mental health from Western perspectives.

A. Hawaiian Native

B. Filipino American

C. All Pacific Islander

D. All Asian American


6. Practitioners and educators need to recognize that while men are falsely presumed not to be targeted by intimate partner violence, gay, bisexual, and queer AANHPIs may be at risk.

A. True

B. False


7. Which of the following is a barrier for addressing behavioral health for AANHPIs?

A. There are very few mental or substance use prevention / treatment programs across the United States created specifically for AANHPI boys and men.

B. There is a lack of linguistically or culturally competent providers.

C. Psychology graduate programs are not training their students to work effectively with AANHPI clients.

D. All of the above.


8. Due to a lack of cultural competence training, it is common for AANHPI men and boys to be misdiagnosed, without considering cultural components that may influence behavioral health.

A. True

B. False


9. Schizophrenia is not problematic among AANHPIs and the psychiatric disorder affects AANHPI ethnic groups similarly.

A. True

B. False


10. Experts have said that the most effective approaches are programs that:

A. Are culturally-centered.

B. Directly address disparities affecting AANHPI populations.

C. Both (A) and (B).

D. None of the above.


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