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Cultural Adaptation of Psychotherapy: Tools for Practice and Research

CE Credit: 4

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Length: 240 minutes

This workshop presents an INTRODUCTION to cultural adaptation and its use in modifying evidence-based treatments and practices for multicultural populations. The definition and various models, guidelines, and frameworks of cultural adaptation are presented. Participants have an opportunity to engage in practical applications of various dimensions of cultural adaptation. The workshop ends with a presentation of preliminary guidelines for cultural adaptation in research and practice.

Learning Objective 1
Summarize the basic arguments for and against cultural adaptations of psychotherapy with ethno-cultural groups.

Learning Objective 2
Explain how two evidence-based treatments (EBT) and evidence-based psychological (EBPP) practice differ.

Learning Objective 3
Describe two models of cultural adaptation with ethnocultural groups.

Learning Objective 4
Apply a cultural adaptation framework to a particular treatment.

Learning Objective 5
Assess evidence that supports culturaladaptations of EBT and EBBPP.

Learning Objective 6
Design a cultural adaptation for a specific psychotherapy with a particular ethno-cultural group.

Presenter(s)
Guillermo Bernal, PhD, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, San Juan, P.R.; Melanie M. Domenech Rodríguez, PhD, Utah State University, Logan, UT