By Frank X. Acosta Ph.D., Joe Yamamoto M.D., Leonard A. Evans Ph.D. (auth.)
Psychotherapy contains a deep moral dedication to self-knowl facet, own switch, and mutual appreciate by way of either the therapist and the sufferer. regrettably, therapists haven't continually lived as much as that dedication in realizing and treating low source of revenue and minority sufferers. Too usually they lack the talents to appreciate and comply with the patient's neighborhood and cultural reviews. the outcome has been useless and erroneous therapy. powerful Psychotherapy for Low-Income and Minority sufferers is a guide for psychotherapists and devoted to right ing this example and pursuing powerful therapy recommendations. This ebook relies at the author's ongoing cutting edge learn venture on the collage of Southern California college of Medicine's grownup Psy chiatric Outpatient medical institution. situated in East la, the hospital serves this nation's biggest Hispanic American neighborhood and has provider commitments to citizens of the principal la quarter. through the years the authors have famous not just a marked have to increase psychological well-being providers, but additionally a necessity to lead them to extra obtainable to minority and coffee source of revenue sufferers. ordinarily those pa tients have very detrimental rules approximately therapy of emotional prob lems. they often react to therapy with skepticism: nobody has relatively listened to them or understood them before-why should still this therapist accomplish that now? In describing this pessimism the authors speak about the necessity to hearken to and recognize each one other.
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The implication was that developing more accurate expectations could lead to more effective use of analytic therapy. Several studies have replicated these positive results. More recently, Strupp and Bloxom (1973) developed a film showing the effectiveness of group therapy for a truck driver. Strupp and Bloxom found that patients who were presented with this film had better group attendance and more symptom reduction. Although long-term therapy as an initial approach may be appropriate for only a minority of poor and working-class patients, it may be indicated after the brief problem-solving approach has been implemented.
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Many reasons may account for this, ranging from basic lack of familiarity with mental health treatment systems to social taboos. What is even more troublesome, however, is that many patients will be referred by a social agency, a physician, a medical clinic, a friend, or a relative without the benefit of any discussion, exploration, or explanation to account for the referral. The result, then, is that patients may legitimately arrive at a mental health facility and tell a therapist that they have nothing to request.
Effective Psychotherapy for Low-Income and Minority Patients by Frank X. Acosta Ph.D., Joe Yamamoto M.D., Leonard A. Evans Ph.D. (auth.)