Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression is a practical and accessible guide, drawing on current research in CBT and clinical practice. It aims to support therapists in taking a reflective and evidence based approach to genuinely improving access and outcomes for Black and Minority Ethnic service users. It highlights the skills that clinicians need to undertake Culturally Adapted and Culturally Sensitive CBT and provides practical ideas and case examples that will enable therapists to feel confident in adapting models of assessment and treatment across cultures.
The emphasis of this book is on practical clinical techniques and approaches but it is firmly grounded in the research literature on this topic. Therapists, supervisors and service leads will find useful ideas to support and enrich transcultural working and develop their confidence when applying evidence based interventions across cultures.
Transcultural Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Anxiety and Depression will be of interest to Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) trained cognitive behaviour therapists, clinical psychologists and cognitive behaviour therapists. The book will also appeal to those undertaking advanced or postgraduate studies in CBT.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: why we need to think and work transculturally 2. How to discuss ethnicity and culture with service users and why it can improve outcomes 3. Using family systems, migration histories and acculturation in assessment and formulation 4. Disorder specific models in transcultural CBT 5. Post-traumatic stress disorder: Culturally Adapted or Culturally Sensitive CBT? 6. Integrating religious or spiritual beliefs and practices with CBT 7. Interpreter mediated CBT: the limits of language might not be the limits of thought 8. Why service wide change is needed to support transcultural CBT 9. How confident can clinicians be about using outcome measures across cultures? 10. How to use supervision to enhance and support transcultural CBT
About the Author
Andrew Beck has been working as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist since 1997 and has published several research papers on transcultural CBT, including work on clinical outcomes and the views of service users who have benefited from CBT. He is senior lecturer on the North West England IAPT training programme and Honorary Senior Lecturer on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Manchester University. Beck is Chair of the Equality and Culture Special Interest Group of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP) and has worked with colleagues in Chennai to establish the first stand-alone CBT training course in India.