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Citation:  La Roche, M., & Lustig, K. (2013). Commentary: Being mindful about the assessment of culture: A cultural analysis of culturally adapted acceptance-based behavior therapy approaches. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 20 (1), 60-63.
Title:  Commentary: Being mindful about the assessment of culture: A cultural analysis of culturally adapted acceptance-based behavior therapy approaches
Authors:  La Roche, M., & Lustig, K.
Year:  2013
Journal/Publication:  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice
Publisher:  Elsevier
DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cbpra.2012.04.002
Full text:  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1077722912000491    |   PDF   
Peer-reviewed?  Yes
NIDILRR-funded?  Not reported

Structured abstract:

Background:  Research indicates that acceptance-based behavior therapies (ABBTs) alleviate human suffering, especially among ethnic minorities. The authors assert that cultural adaptations of ABBTs are needed.
Purpose:  To review a wide range of cultural adaptations of ABBT from a cultural perspective in order to assess the acceptability and clinical usefulness of ABBT in culturally diverse groups.
Findings:  The authors assert that psychotherapeutic cultural adaptations are more effective as the cultural characteristics of patients are matched to the cultural characteristics of the intervention.
Conclusions:  Current research suggests that ABBT is a useful approach with culturally diverse groups. More research is needed to assess ABBTs efficacy and effectiveness with different groups.

Disabilities served:  Multiple disabilities
Populations served:  Culturally diverse populations (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, and non-English speaking populations)
Interventions:  Other