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This volume shows mental health providers how to integrate cultural factors into cognitive behavior therapy (CBT). Contributing authors describe the application of CBT with clients of diverse cultures, and discusses how therapists can refine CBT to increase its effectiveness with clients from a variety of cultural backgrounds. They examine the unique characteristics of, and the use of CBT with various racial, ethnic, and religious minority groups in the United States including Latinx, Asian Americans, African Americans, American Indians, Alaska natives, Arabs, and Orthodox Jews. Strategies for using CBT with older adults, individuals with disabilities, and LGBTQ clients are also examined. A chapter on culturally responsive CBT clinical supervision closes this volume. This second edition includes fully-updated demographic information, a greater emphasis on culture-specific assessments, and a chapter on using CBT with clients of South Asian descent.
About the Author
Gayle Y. Iwamasa, PhD, currently serves as national mental health technical assistance specialist and national inpatient mental health services coordinator for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In these roles she provides technical assistance and consultation across the VA system regarding implementation of evidence-based treatments and required mental health services, and serves as subject matter expert regarding inpatient mental health care. Pamela A. Hays, PhD, received a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii and served as a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine, followed by 11 years on the graduate faculty of Antioch University Seattle. Her research has focused on multicultural practice, including work with Muslim women in North Africa, and Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian people in the United States. For more information on her clinical practice, publications, video, and workshops, visit her website (http: //www.drpamelahays.com).