Psychotherapy for self-stigma among rural clients
Article first published online: 10 MAR 2010
© 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Journal of Clinical Psychology
Special Issue: Treating Rural and Isolated Clients
Volume 66, Issue 5, pages 524–536, May 2010
How to Cite
Larson, J. E. and Corrigan, P. W. (2010), Psychotherapy for self-stigma among rural clients. J. Clin. Psychol., 66: 524–536. doi: 10.1002/jclp.20679
- Issue published online: 29 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 10 MAR 2010
- internalized stigma;
- public stigma;
The stigma of mental disorders and psychological treatment afflicts rural clients more than most. This article provides practitioners with guidance in selecting and utilizing effective treatments for self-stigma in rural settings. We review both public stigma and self-stigma. Public stigma explains society's negative impact on individuals, while self-stigma describes an individual's internalization of public stigma. We review treatment principles and empirical research on psychotherapy for self-stigma rural settings. We finish with a case illustration of cognitive therapy with a rural client suffering from self-stigma. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 66:1–13, 2010.