Chapter 7. Psychotherapy in a Culturally Diverse World

  1. Sussie Eshun BA, MA, PhD psychologist Professor teacher researcher member3 and
  2. Dr Regan A. R. Gurung BA, PhD Chair Professor Research fellow4
  1. Dr Laura R. Johnson PhD Assistant Professor Fellow member1,
  2. Gilberte Bastien BSc doctoral1 and
  3. Michael J. Hirschel consultant2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch7

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice

How to Cite

Johnson, L. R., Bastien, G. and Hirschel, M. J. (2009) Psychotherapy in a Culturally Diverse World, in Culture and Mental Health: Sociocultural Influences, Theory, and Practice (eds S. Eshun and R. A. R. Gurung), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305807.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 3

    East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania, USA

  2. 4

    University of Wisconsin, Green Bay, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Mississippi, USA

  2. 2

    Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169837

Online ISBN: 9781444305807

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Keywords:

  • psychotherapy in a culturally diverse world;
  • culturally competent psychotherapy;
  • cultural competence - developmental process;
  • cultural formulation;
  • DSM–IV Outline for Cultural Formulation - tool for assessing client's cultural context;
  • cultural explanations of the problem;
  • steps toward treatment;
  • therapy, communication is of utmost importance;
  • treatment approaches - adapting mainstream treatments;
  • traditional and indigenous treatments

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Culturally Competent Psychotherapy

  • Cultural Formulation

  • Steps Toward Treatment

  • Treatment Approaches

  • Traditional and Indigenous Treatments

  • Working with Culturally Related Problems

  • Conclusions

  • References