ERIC Number: EJ775564
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
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Cultural Competence and Evidence-Based Practice in Mental Health Services: A Complementary Perspective
Whaley, Arthur L.; Davis, King E.
American Psychologist, v62 n6 p563-574 Sep 2007
The need for cultural competence and the need for evidence-based practice in mental health services are major issues in contemporary discourse, especially in the psychological treatment of people of color. Although these 2 paradigms are complementary in nature, there is little cross-fertilization in the psychological literature. The present article illustrates the complementary nature of these 2 paradigms. A main point of convergence is related to the development of culturally adapted interventions in the move from efficacy research to effectiveness studies. The implications of cultural adaptations of empirically supported treatments for mental health services in terms of research and practice with ethnic/racial minority populations are discussed.
Descriptors: Psychology, Health Services, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Children, Cultural Awareness, Scientific Research, Minority Groups, Intervention, Ethnic Groups
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