Cultural Adaptations: Tools for Evidence-Based Practice With Diverse Populations

Pages: 307
Item #: 4316141
ISBN: 978-1-4338-1151-7
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Copyright: 2012
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This multiauthored work brings together the scholarly and the clinical in its analysis of two separate yet inextricably linked endeavors in psychology: the cultural adaptation of existing interventions and the movement toward evidence-based practice (EBP).

The unifying theoretical framework of this volume promotes culturally adapted EBPs as productive and empirically viable approaches to treating ethnic minorities and culturally diverse groups. Chapter authors describe cultural adaptations of conventional EBPs for a variety of psychological problems across a wide range of cultures and ethnicities — Latino/as, Chinese, African Americans, and American Indians among them.

Cultural Adaptations will appeal to clinicians who treat an ethnically and culturally diverse clientele, as well as to researchers, scholars, and students, who will value the conceptual and methodological discussions of evidence-based psychological practice and cultural adaptations of psychotherapeutic techniques.

Table of Contents


John C. Norcross

I. Foundations

  1. Cultural Adaptation in Context: Psychotherapy as a Historical Account of Adaptations
    Guillermo Bernal and Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez
  2. Frameworks, Models, and Guidelines for Cultural Adaptation
    Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez and Guillermo Bernal
  3. Ethical Considerations in the Application of Cultural Adaptation Models With Ethnocultural Populations
    Joseph E. Trimble, María Scharrón-del-Río, and Jill S. Hill

II. Applications and Advancing Frameworks

  1. Culture First: Lessons Learned About the Importance of the Cultural Adaptation of Cognitive Behavior Treatment Interventions for Black Caribbean Youth
    Guerda Nicolas and Billie Schwartz
  2. Development and Cultural Adaptation of the Taller de Educación Psicológica Para Padres y Madres (TEPSI): Psychoeducation for Parents of Latino/a Adolescents With Depression
    Emily Sáez-Santiago, Guillermo Bernal, Mae Lynn Reyes-Rodríguez, and Karen Bonilla-Silva
  3. Health Psychology in Practice: Adaptation of an Intervention for Latinas With Type 2 Diabetes
    Manuel Barrera Jr., Deborah J. Toobert, Lisa A. Strycker, and Diego Osuna
  4. Reflections on Adapting Parent Training for Chinese Immigrants: Blind Alleys, Thoroughfares, and Test Drives
    Anna S. Lau
  5. Saber Es Poder: The Cultural Adaptation of a Trauma Intervention for Latina Women
    Fabiana Wallis, Hortensia Amaro, and Dharma Cortés
  6. Integrating Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches to Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy: Application to Chinese Americans
    Wei-Chin Hwang

III. New Frontiers

  1. Cultural Adaptation for American Indian Clients
    Jacqueline S. Gray
  2. Toward Cultural Adaptation of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Depressed African American Primary Care Patients
    Charlotte Brown, Kyaien O. Conner, and Michelle McMurray
  3. Evidence-Based Treatment in Practice-Based Cultural Adaptations
    Ané M. Maríñez-Lora and Marc S. Atkins

IV. The Future of Cultural Adaptations

  1. Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice in a Multicultural World
    Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez and Guillermo Bernal


About the Editors

Editor Bios

Guillermo Bernal, PhD, is professor of psychology and director of the Institute for Psychological Research at the University of Puerto Rico. His work has focused on training, research, and the development of mental health services responsive to ethnocultural groups.

Dr. Bernal has over 140 scholarly publications. He has received the American Family Therapy Academy Distinguished Contribution to Family Systems Research award (2009) and has been honored as an Elder of the National Multicultural Conference and Summit (2013). He obtained his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (1978) and is a fellow of APA (Divisions 45, 12, 27).

Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD, is an associate professor of psychology at Utah State University.

Her work has focused on research, teaching, practice, and training with diverse populations. For her clinical research and training, she has specialized in the Parent Management Training-Oregon model, and evidence-based parenting intervention. She has also made substantive contributions to teaching, research, and training in professional ethics.

Dr. Domenech Rodríguez obtained her doctoral degree at Colorado State University (1999) and was a postdoctoral fellow with the Family Research Consortium-III. She is a fellow of APA (Division 45).

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