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ERIC Number: EJ890212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1066-4807
Culture, Personality, Health, and Family Dynamics: Cultural Competence in the Selection of Culturally Sensitive Treatments
Sperry, Len
Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, v18 n3 p316-320 Jul 2010
Cultural sensitivity and cultural competence in the selection of culturally sensitive treatments is a requisite for effective counseling practice in working with diverse clients and their families, particularly when clients present with health issues or medical problems. Described here is a strategy for selecting culturally sensitive treatments (cultural interventions, culturally sensitive interventions, or culturally sensitive therapy) based on a comprehensive assessment of cultural factors, personality dynamics, family dynamics, and health or medical conditions. A case example is provided that illustrates this strategy. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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