Book on Korean Americans’ Mental Health Features Nyack Faculty

Anderson Sungmin Yoon, Nyack College professor and editor
Dr. Kwiryung Kim Yun

Dr. Kwi Yun, dean of the Nyack College School of Social Work shared the exciting news of a new book, Understanding Korean Americans’ Mental Health: A Guide to Culturally Competent Practices, Program Developments, and Policies. Just released by academic publisher Lexington Books, it was edited by School of Social Work Assistant Professor Dr. Anderson Sungmin Yoon along with Sung Seek Moon and Haein Son. The editors posit the argument that the Korean American community and its mental health needs are neglected by mainstream mental health services.

Dr. Ingyu Moon

Six chapters of the sixteen-chapter book, available in both hardcover and ebook editions, were written by Nyack Social Work faculty, including Dean Yun. Professors Anderson Yoon and Ingyu Moon are contributors to this timely work.

University of Toronto’s Dr. Samuel Noh applauds Understanding Korean Americans’ Mental Health. In his praise for the publication Dr. Noh says, “Comprehensive in coverage, this volume discusses diverse cultural and social factors that are pivotal in developing prevention strategies and cultural competence in offering professional mental health care for Korean and other Asian American communities.”

Congratulations to the School of Social Work team!