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Unformatted text preview: such therapy may not be readily applied to ethnic minorities in the United States. Ethnic and cultural minorities may face several barriers to receiving psychotherapy: Some cultural groups may be hesitant to seek help from professionals, particularly in institutional settings such as hospitals and clinics. They may instead prefer to seek informal help from family, friends, elders, and priests. Cultural minorities may find it difficult to get psychotherapy services because therapists who speak their language are unavailable. Therapists trained to treat mainly white, middle-class clients may not be familiar with or responsive to the needs of clients from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds....
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Scheff during the Winter '09 term at Broward College.
- Winter '09