The role of culture and cultural techniques in psychotherapy. A critique and reformulation.

  title={The role of culture and cultural techniques in psychotherapy. A critique and reformulation.},
  author={Stanley Sue and N W Zane},
  journal={The American psychologist},
  volume={42 1},
" This article examines the role of cultural knowledge and culture-specific techniques in the psychotherapeutic treatment of ethnic minority-group clients. Recommendations that admonish therapists to be culturally sensitive and to know the culture of the client have not been very helpful Such recommendations often fail to specify treatment procedures and to consider within-group heterogeneity among ethnic clients. Similarly, specific techniques based on the presumed cultural values of a client… CONTINUE READING


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