Considering Culture One Client at a Time: Maximizing the Cultural Exchange
Keywords:Asian-American, Chinese-American, cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), cultural competence
AbstractCultural competency is a process that requires knowledge, diligence, and availability of resources. For the individual practitioner, it may be unfeasible to expect expert-level knowledge of any more than a few cultural groups. This commentary provides a general approach that clinicians can use to become oriented to a culture, make use of evidence-based frameworks, and treat the therapy as an ongoing cultural exchange. Using this approach a clinician may be able to flexibly adapt his or her individual case formulation approach to match the needs of a diverse set of clientele. Examples from the case of TC are used to illustrate the model and to highlight the cultural competence of the therapist.
How to Cite
Chu, B. C. (2007). Considering Culture One Client at a Time: Maximizing the Cultural Exchange. Pragmatic Case Studies in Psychotherapy, 3(3). https://doi.org/10.14713/pcsp.v3i3.905
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