Más Allá De Las Barreras: Competency and Practice Considerations in Language, Cultural, and Social Issues When Delivering Group CPT to Hispanic Immigrants

Desi Vásquez, Luis Ponte, Arthur R. Andrews, Ediza Garcia, Elizabeth Terrazas-Carrillo, Lizette Ojeda, Michael A. de Arellano

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High rates of underassessed trauma and psychiatric disorders, particularly post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have been reported among Hispanic immigrants, especially as related to immigration trauma. Multiple studies have shown group cognitive processing therapy (CPT) to be an effective evidence-based practice (EBP) for treatment of PTSD across a number of clinical populations. To date, however, no studies have examined important competency and practice issues in linguistic, cultural, and ethical areas that group CPT providers should consider when delivering group CPT to Hispanic immigrants. This article aims to outline these and provide future directions for research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)212-243
Number of pages32
JournalInternational Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2 2020


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  • Clinical Psychology

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