Category: Ethnic / Cultural Diversity
Keywords: Race / Ethnicity | Asian Americans | Depression
Presentation Type: Workshop
Level of Familiarity: Basic to Moderate
What are cultural adaptations? How do we culturally adapt psychotherapy in a clinically sound and evidence-based manner? In this workshop, I will discuss how culture influences mental health processes and identify areas for cultural adaptation. In addition, we will discuss the top-down and bottom-up frameworks that I developed to culturally adapt psychotherapy. In doing so, I will present my work on culturally adapting psychotherapy for Asian heritage populations, and provide concrete examples from a culturally adapted treatment manual that I developed and tested in a randomized controlled trial. After gaining a deep structural understanding of cultural adaptations with Asian heritage populations, we will work in small groups and apply what we have learned to other ethnocultural groups. The goal of this workshop is to gain both breadth and depth of understanding, as well as develop practical clinical tools to use with diverse populations.
Earn 3 continuing education credits
Recommended Reading: Hwang, W. (2016). Culturally adapting psychotherapy for Asian heritage populations: An evidence-based approach. San Diego, CA: Academic Press
Hwang, W. (2006). The Psychotherapy Adaptation and Modification Framework (PAMF): Application to Asian Americans. American Psychologist, 61(7), 702-715.
Hwang, W. (2009). The Formative Method for Adapting Psychotherapy (FMAP): A community-based developmental approach to culturally adapting therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 40(4), 369-377.
Claremont McKenna College and Private Practice
Saturday, November 18
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
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