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Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations

An Evidence-Based Approach

1st Edition - March 21, 2016

Author: Wei-Chin Hwang

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 1 0 4 0 4 - 0
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 4 1 7 3 1 5 - 6

Current census reports indicate that over half of the United States will be of ethnic minority background by 2050. Yet few published studies have examined or demonstrated the ef… Read more

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Current census reports indicate that over half of the United States will be of ethnic minority background by 2050. Yet few published studies have examined or demonstrated the efficacy of currently established psychological treatments for ethnic minorities. Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach identifies the need for culturally adapted psychotherapy and helps support the cultural competency movement by helping providers develop specific skillsets, rather than merely focusing on cultural self-awareness and knowledge of other groups. The book provides a top-down and bottom-up community-participatory framework for developing culturally adapted interventions that can be readily applied to many other groups. Areas targeted for adaptation are broken down into domains, principles, and the justifying rationales. This is one of the first books that provides concrete, practical, and specific advice for researchers and practitioners alike. It is also the first book that provides an actual culturally adapted treatment manual so that the reader can see cultural adaptations in action.