Effective psychotherapy in a racially and culturally diverse society

Author: Bhui, Kamaldeep & Morgan, Neil

Publisher: Advances in Psychiatric Treatment, 13: 187-193 doi: 10.1192/apt.bp.106.002295

Publication date: April 2007

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This article is aimed at psychotherapists and health practitioners who have not reflected on the role of race, culture and ethnicity in the provision of psychological treatments. It highlights the key issues of importance in engagement, assessment and ongoing therapy, supporting practitioners to reach a stage of pre-competency. Competency will be achieved with additional training, supervision and innovation.