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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

The Pacific Asian Mental Health Research Project (PAMHRP) is indebted to many individuals and organizations in the Southeast Asian refugee community for their part in our study, Indigenous Healers in Southeast Asian Refugee Communities. They provided us with valuable assistance in a variety of ways, but most importantly in identifying potential healers and by making the essential personal introduction of our staff. We are especially indebted to the healers who kindly consented to the interviews. We also wish to acknowledge the special contributions of PAMHRP staff members, Jessica Kao and Esther Wong, who developed the interview protocol and conducted the field interviews, and Anson Moon, who had an important role in the writing. Finally, we are again indebted to Alcyne Wong for her care and attention to the preparation of the manuscript and production of this report.

Kenji Murase, D.S.W. Principal Investigator