Category: Ethnic / Cultural Diversity

Workshop

Workshop 13 - Culturally Adapting Psychotherapy for Diverse Populations: An Evidence-Based Approach

Saturday, November 18
2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Indigo 204, Level 2, Indigo Level

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

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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.

Wei-Chin Hwang

Full Professor
Claremont McKenna College and Private Practice

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