Part One. General Strategies
Published Online: 29 NOV 2013
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The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
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Hinton, D. E. and Roche, M. L. 2013. Cultural Context. The Wiley Handbook of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Part One:18:399–434.
- Published Online: 29 NOV 2013
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.
- cultural adaptation;
- minority populations