Psychological Science Faculty Publications and Presentations

Cognitive Restructuring With Latinx Individuals

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Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is considered standard treatment for a number of psychiatric disorders, such as depression and anxiety. However, the great majority of psychotherapy process research examining the effectiveness of CBT interventions such as cognitive restructuring has been conducted with predominantly White samples while there is only limited research evaluating their validity with Latinx populations in the United States. As the largest and fastest growing minority group in the country, the mental health care of Latinx individuals warrants much attention. Thus, the ability to deliver CBT interventions in an effective and culturally sensitive manner is crucial. In this article, we discuss practice considerations and provide specific recommendations pertaining to the use of cognitive restructuring techniques with monolingual Spanish-speaking Latinx clients.

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Journal of Health Service Psychology