Culturally Competent Care for Eating Disorders in Diverse Populations
Though eating disorders affect people from various ethnic/racial backgrounds, current evidence-based treatments (EBTs) for eating disorders (e.g., Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Family-Based Treatment) have been primarily validated in samples of Caucasian, young adult women. Culture, context, and language are essential considerations for culturally competent care. The demographic population of the United States has been shifting for the last several years and within 20 years, it is expected that the country will become a majority-minority nation. Thus, the probability to encounter clients/patients from diverse ethnic/racial backgrounds in our clinical practice is high. How can we provide culturally-sensitive treatment for members of diverse populations? Should clinicians use the EBTs that are available in the field to treat patients from other ethnic/racial backgrounds even if they have not been validated in that population?
The aims of this webinar are: a) to discuss cultural values and other relevant factors that should be taken into consideration when working with diverse populations; b) cultural adaptations that have been suggested for minority populations, particularly Latinos and African Americans; and c) challenges (e.g., engagement, retention) that you might encounter when working with diverse populations.
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