Category: Dissemination / Implementation

Clinical Roundtable

Clinical Round Table 10 - Targeting Barriers to Evidence-Based Practice in Diverse Populations

Saturday, November 18
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Sapphire Ballroom M & N, Level 4, Sapphire Level

Keywords: Cultural Diversity/ Vulnerable Populations | Evidence-Based Practice | Implementation
Presentation Type: Clinical Roundtable

This clinical roundtable features the expertise and perspectives of leaders of five special interest groups (SIGs) at the ABCT. These SIGs represent the interests of populations that are often underrepresented in clinical research studies. Namely, individuals who identify as African-American or Black, Latino or Hispanic, Asian or Asian American, Native American, and/or gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. In combination, these individuals represent a sizeable and growing portion of patients seeking evidence-based therapies. Although the importance of cultural and individual factors in treatment is well recognized, there is little research to guide clinicians on how to successfully incorporate these factors in a way that is evidence-based and promotes fidelity to empirically supported treatments (EST). The roundtable will highlight the tensions between honoring the unique needs of underrepresented groups and the unique needs of individuals within those groups. The SIG leaders will present on the challenges and concerns of their represented groups, and, when applicable, provide clinical examples and data. There will be a discussion of how efforts to adapt EST protocols for different groups risk the reinforcement of stereotypes, may neglect diversity within each group, and may further promote the struggle clinicians have deciding which interventions to use and when. The roundtable also offers a rare opportunity for these SIG leaders to exchange ideas with one another and with audience members and develop ideas towards improving evidence based care at a group and individual level.  

Learning Objectives:

Janie J. Hong

Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Science Center and University of California, Berkeley


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Michael E. Newcomb

Assistant Professor
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine


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Antonio Polo

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology DePaul University


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John W. Klocek

US Department of Veterans Affairs


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Lloyd K. Chapman

Clinical Psychologist
Independent Practice, Louisville, KY


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Christine J. Laurine

Doctoral Student
Rutgers University


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Sannisha K. Dale

Assistant in Psychology and Instructor
Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School


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