From a CBT perspective, how do we develop a culturally competent practice?
Assess needs with emphasis on culturally respectful behavior
Identify culturally relevant strengths and supports
Clarify what part of the problem is environment and which is cognitive
Validate the client's experience of oppression
Help make changes that reduce stressors, increase strengths and supports, build skills for more effective interactions with environment.
Collaborate more than confront
question helpfulness not validity
Do not challenge core cultural beliefs
Use client's strengths and supports to develop helpful cognitions
Ensure homework is culturally congruent.