Culturally Responsive Cognitive-behavioral Therapy: Assessment, Practice, and Supervision

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Pamela A. Hays, Gayle Iwamasa
American Psychological Association, 2006 - Psychology - 307 pages
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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 engaging volume describes the application of CBT with people of diverse cultures and discusses how therapists can refine cognitive-behavioral therapy to increase its effectiveness. 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, such as 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 guidance for implementing this empirically supported theory, making this book an invaluable resource for every therapist"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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About the author (2006)

Pamela Hays holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hawaii, a B.A. in psychology from New Mexico State University, and a certificate in French from La Sorbonne in Paris, France. From 1987 through 1988, she served as an NIMH postdoctoral fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. From 1989 through 2000, she worked as core faculty member of the graduate psychology program at Antioch University in Seattle. In 2000, she returned to her home town on the Kenai Peninsula (Alaska) where she has since worked in community mental health, private practice, and with the Kenaitze Tribe's Nakenu Family Center. Her research has included work with Tunisian women in North Africa, and Vietnamese, Lao, and Cambodian people in the U.S. Pam lives in Kasilof, Alaska, which has a population of 500 people and several thousand moose. She provides consultation and teaches workshops internationally.

Iwamasa is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at DePaul University in Chicago.

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