Culturally adapted mental health intervention: A meta-analytic review.

@article{Griner2006CulturallyAM,
  title={Culturally adapted mental health intervention: A meta-analytic review.},
  author={Derek Griner and Timothy B. Smith},
  journal={Psychotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={
          531-48
        }
}
There is a pressing need to enhance the availability and quality of mental health services provided to persons from historically disadvantaged racial and ethnic groups. Many previous authors have advocated that traditional mental health treatments be modified to better match clients' cultural contexts. Numerous studies evaluating culturally adapted interventions have appeared, and the present study used meta-analytic methodology to summarize these data. Across 76 studies the resulting random… 

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