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Am Psychol. 2007 Sep;62(6):563-74.

Cultural competence and evidence-based practice in mental health services: a complementary perspective.

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  • 1Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA. awhaley@rsage.org


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.

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