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Ethnocultural Psychotherapy

  1. Lillian Comas-Diaz,
  2. Frederick M. Jacobsen

Published Online: 30 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470479216.corpsy0323

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology

How to Cite

Comas-Diaz, L. and Jacobsen, F. M. 2010. Ethnocultural Psychotherapy. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1.

Author Information

  1. Transcultural Mental Health Institute, Washington, DC

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 JAN 2010


Ethnocultural psychology integrates ethnicity and culture into mental health assessment and treatment. It complements mainstream psychotherapy with cultural values, ethnic/indigenous practices, critical analysis, and empowering approaches. Ethnocultural psychotherapy acknowledges the concept of self as an internal cultural representation.


  • psychotherapy;
  • culture;
  • ethnicity;
  • liberation