Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian Heritage by Wei-Chin Hwang

By Wei-Chin Hwang

Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Asian historical past Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach offers insights on how examine on psychotherapy, a space that's commonly performed on non-ethnic minority populations, could be on the topic of minority consumers.

The book's writer, Dr. Hwang, constructed the 1st facts established culturally tailored remedy for Asian populations that's comprehensively mentioned during this booklet, together with remedies for melancholy which are complemented with concrete examples through the e-book. additionally, the ebook additional discusses how culturally adaptive recommendations might be utilized for remedy of alternative problems in different ethnic populations.

  • Summarizes psychotherapy learn indicating underrepresentation of ethnic minorities
  • Describes the 1st proof established culturally tailored remedy for Asians
  • Provides concrete examples of tailored psychotherapy in practice
  • Clarifies how this remedy might be extra tailored to different ethnic minorities
  • Highlights how this melancholy particular remedy may be utilized to different disorders

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I. UNDERSTANDING THE SCIENCE OF CULTURALLY ADAPTING PSYCHOTHERAPY 28 2. WHAT DO WE MEAN BY CULTURALLY ADAPTING PSYCHOTHERAPY? Principle 13: Distinguish psychological and somatic symptoms of psychiatric diagnoses at the beginning of treatment. (Rationale: Highlights that psychiatric disorders are not just “mental” problems and acknowledges interrelationship of mind and body. ) Domain 3: Cultural Beliefs Principle 14: Reduce the emphasis on cognitions and changing the way a person thinks. Instead, focus on helping clients think in more effective and healthy ways.

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Other studies may go beyond ethnic and linguistic matching, but focus more on other surface structure adaptations, and/or do not clearly define how treatments were modified. , 2005; Smith, Rodrı´guez & Bernal, 2011). In addition, a major problem with the studies included in these meta-analyses is the loose definition for what is considered to be a cultural adaptation study (eg, providing therapy in the client’s native language, addressing cultural values, consultation with individuals from the client’s culture, receiving services at an ethnic-specific treatment center, cultural sensitivity training of staff, providing extra services such as child care and administration of written materials for illiterate clients).

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