Evidence-based practices with ethnic minorities: strange bedfellows no more


  • We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues (APA Division 45) for their collaboration in this publication effort and for their leadership in convening the 2008 Culturally Informed Evidence Based Practices conference where these authors presented.

    We also acknowledge SAMSHA who contributed a significant level of funding with additional funding from NIMH, NLPA, AAPA, APA, and 25 APA Divisions. For a complete listing see: http://psychology.ucdavis.edu/aacdr/ciebp08.html


Multiculturalism and evidence-based practice (EBP) in psychotherapy hailed from disparate sources and rarely interacted. These strange bedfellows have become fast friends in recent years as they recognize their crucial interdependence: multiculturalism without strong research risks becoming an empty political value and EBP without cultural sensitivity risks irrelevancy. In this article, the authors reviewed various incarnations and recent manifestations of their overdue intersection, including several conferences, federal initiatives, and organizational accomplishments. They introduced the subsequent 6 articles in this special issue of the Journal of Clinical Psychology: In Session, which described and illustrated cultural-sensitive evidence-based practices. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. J Clin Psychol: In Session 66:1–9, 2010.