Culturally Responsive Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy: Assessment, Practice, and Supervision

Pages: 307
Item #: 4317099
ISBN: 978-1-59147-360-2
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Copyright: 2006
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Culturally Responsive Cognitive–Behavioral Therapy: Assessment, Practice, and Supervision is the first book to integrate cultural influences into cognitive–behavioral therapy (CBT). This engagingly written volume describes the application of CBT with people of diverse cultures and discusses how therapists can refine cognitive–behavioral therapy to increase its effectiveness with clients of many cultures. The contributing authors examine the characteristics of some of the most common cultural groups in the United States including American Indian, Latino, Asian, and African American, as well as groups less commonly considered in multicultural psychology books: people of Alaska Native, Arab, and Orthodox Jewish heritage.

The volume also describes the use of CBT with older adults, people with disabilities, and gay and lesbian individuals, including examples of people who hold bicultural and multicultural identities. A chapter on culturally responsive assessment, with an emphasis on the most frequently used cognitive–behavioral scales, and a chapter on supervision round out this volume. Numerous case examples provide practical information grounded in an empirically supported theory, making this book a practical resource for every therapist.

Table of Contents


—Richard M. Suinn


Introduction: Developing Culturally Responsive Cognitive–Behavior Therapies
—Pamela A. Hays

I. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy With People of Ethnic Minority Cultures

  1. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with American Indians
    —Justin Douglas McDonald and John Gonzales
  2. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Alaska Native People
    —Pamela A. Hays
  3. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Latinos and Latinas
    —Kurt C. Organista
  4. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with African Americans
    —Shalonda Kelly
  5. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Asian Americans
    —Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Curtis Hsia, and Devon Hinton
  6. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with People of Arab Heritage
    —Nuha Abudabbeh and Pamela A. Hays
  7. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Orthodox Jews
    —Cheryl M. Paradis, Daniel Cukor, and Steven Friedman

II. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy With People of Additional Minority Cultures

  1. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Culturally Diverse Older Adults
    —Angela W. Lau and Lisa M. Kinoshita
  2. Cognitive–Behavior Therapy and People with Disabilities
    —Linda R. Mona, Jennifer M. Romesser, Rebecca P. Cameron, and Veronica Cardenas
  3. Affirmative Cognitive–Behavior Therapy with Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual People
    —Kimberly F. Balsam, Christopher R. Martell, and Steven Safren

III. Assessment and Supervision Issues

  1. Cultural Considerations in Cognitive–Behavioral Assessment
    —Sumie Okazaki and Junko Tanaka-Matsumi
  2. Multicultural Cognitive–Behavior Therapy Supervision
    —Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Shilpa M. Pai and Kristen H. Sorocco

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Pamela A. Hays, PhD, completed a doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Hawaii; a year of study at the University of North Wales, United Kingdom; a certificate in French from La Sorbonne, Paris, France; and a postdoctoral fellowship in geropsychology from the University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, New York. Her research has included work with Arab women in North Africa and Southeast Asian refugees in the United States, and she is the author of Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice (American Psychological Association, 2001). She currently works at Central Peninsula Counseling Services in Kenai, Alaska, and serves as adjunct faculty for the University of Alaska in Anchorage and Antioch University in Seattle, Washington.

Gayle Y. Iwamasa, PhD, is associate professor in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has published numerous articles and chapters on multicultural mental health across the life span and is coeditor with Jeffery Mio of Culturally Diverse Mental Health (2003). She has served as president of the Asian American Psychological Association, program chair for the American Psychological Association's Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, and coordinator of the Membership Committee and the Academic and Professional Issues Committee of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.

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