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Cultural Context

Part One. General Strategies

  1. Devon E. Hinton,
  2. Martin La Roche

Published Online: 29 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118528563.wbcbt18

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

How to Cite

Hinton, D. E. and Roche, M. L. 2013. Cultural Context. The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Part One:18:399–434.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 NOV 2013

Abstract

This chapter examines the cultural aspect of cognitive behavioral therapy, focusing on anxiety and depression disorders. The chapter presents a model of the generation of anxiety- and depressive-type distress, taking into account important cultural variables: the role of catastrophic cognitions about somatic and mental symptoms that result from local understanding of physiology. Using this model of the generation of psychopathology, the chapter then presents a model of how interventions can be designed to decrease anxiety and depressive psychopathology in a culturally sensitive way. It is then shown how this model applies to a culturally adapted treatment for Cambodian refugees with posttraumatic stress disorder.

Keywords:

  • culture;
  • CBT;
  • cultural adaptation;
  • refugees;
  • minority populations