Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavior Therapy

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2018-10-23
Publisher(s): American Psychological Association
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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. 

Author Biography

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 (

Table of Contents

Christine A. Padesky
Pamela A. Hays
I. Ethnic Minority Cultural Populations
Chapter 1. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With American Indians
Justin Douglas McDonald, John Gonzalez,
and Emily Sargent
Chapter 2. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Alaska
Native People
Pamela A. Hays
Chapter 3. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Latinxs
Kurt C. Organista
Chapter 4. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With African Americans
Shalonda Kelly
Chapter 5. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Asian Americans
Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Curtis Hsia, and Devon Hinton
Chapter 6. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With South Asian Americans
Sheetal Shah and Nita Tewari
Chapter 7. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With People of Arab Heritage
Pamela A. Hays and Nuha Abudabbeh
Chapter 8. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Orthodox Jews
Steven Friedman, Cheryl M. Paradis, and Daniel Cukor
II. Additional Minority Cultural Populations
Chapter 9. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Culturally Diverse Older Adults
Angela W. Lau and Lisa M. Kinoshita
Chapter 10. Cognitive Behavior Therapy With Disabilities
Linda R. Mona, H’Sien Hayward, and Rebecca P. Cameron
Chapter 11. Affirmative Cognitive Behavior Therapy
With Sexual and Gender Minority People
Kimberly F. Balsam, Christopher R. Martell, Kyle P. Jones, and Steven A. Safren
III. Supervision
Chapter 12. Culturally Responsive Cognitive Behavior
Therapy Clinical Supervision
Gayle Y. Iwamasa, Shilpa P. Regan, and Kristen H. Sorocco
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