Seeking Cultural Competence From the Ground Up
Article first published online: 14 SEP 2011
© 2011 American Psychological Association. Published by Wiley Periodicals, Inc., on behalf of the American Psychological Association
Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice
Volume 18, Issue 3, pages 232–237, September 2011
How to Cite
Hayes, S. C., Muto, T. and Masuda, A. (2011), Seeking Cultural Competence From the Ground Up. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 18: 232–237. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2850.2011.01254.x
- Issue published online: 14 SEP 2011
- Article first published online: 14 SEP 2011
- Received May 16, 2011; accepted June 29, 2011.
- acceptance and commitment therapy;
- Asian Americans;
- cultural competence;
[Clin Psychol Sci Prac 18: 232–237, 2011]
The present article briefly reviews early evidence of the applicability of acceptance and commitment therapy and its underlying psychological flexibility model to Asians and Asian Americans. Cultural adaptation is an important goal, and we describe how it might be due within a functional contextual approach, namely, by linking cultural knowledge to processes and principles of psychopathology and behavior change. This approach in essence links cultural adaptation to functional analysis. Ideas in the target article, for example about a transcendent sense of self, are used as examples of how this can be performed.