Category: Treatment (CBT)
Keywords: CBT | Depression | Race / Ethnicity
Presentation Type: Special Session
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was originally developed studying predominantly white, well-educated patients. In fact, many early studies excluded minority participants. Over the past ten years, studies have included more diverse populations. Studies have now included substantial numbers of African American and Latino clients. Newer studies have also looked at outcomes for Asian Americans. This literature will be presented. To best understand this literature, it is important to consider the socio-cultural context of this ethnic groups. A major issue in this work is around whether there is need for tailoring interventions for specific ethnic groups, or whether treatments work across ethnic groups with little need for adaptation. Several meta analyses have tried to answer this important question. In addition, for low-income populations, there are many barriers to care. The literature clearly shows there is need for overcoming barriers to care, as well as the need for outreach to low-income and minority populations.
Recommended Reading: Santiago CD, Kaltman S, Miranda J. Poverty and Mental Health: How do Low-Income Adults and Children Fare in Psychotherapy? Journal of Clinical Psychology. 69(2): 115-26, 2013.
Lagomasino I, Dwight-Johnson M, Green J, Tang L, Zhang L, Duan N, Miranda J. Effectiveness of Collaborative Care for Depression in Public Sector Primary Care Clinics serving Latinos. Psychiatric Services. 61(11): 1112-1118, 2010.
Miranda J, Chung JY, Green BL, Krupnick J, Siddique J, Revicki DA, Belin T. Treating Depression in Predominantly Low-Income Young Minority Women: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of American Medical Association. 290(1): 57-65, 2003.
Saturday, November 18
1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
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