Culturally competent psychotherapy.

  title={Culturally competent psychotherapy.},
  author={Hung-Tat Lo and Kenneth Fung},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  volume={48 3},
To provide effective psychotherapy for culturally different patients, therapists need to attain cultural competence, which can be divided broadly into the 2 intersecting dimensions of generic and specific cultural competencies. Generic cultural competence includes the knowledge and skill set necessary to work effectively in any cross-cultural therapeutic encounter. For each phase of psychotherapy--preengagement, engagement, assessment and feedback, treatment, and termination--we discuss… CONTINUE READING

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