Cultural Considerations for Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) has a history of not being culturally sensitive and only appropriate for certain populations. For example, clinicians do not always accurately identify and respond to micro aggressions experienced by the client. This can result in further traumatization and questioning of identity. Guided vignettes will be used to help participants identify examples of ambiguous and unambiguous examples of micro aggressions and appropriate responses within a CBT framework. Additional examples of culturally sensitive approaches to using the main tenets of CBT will also be provided.

Teacher: Cat Geraghty