Transcultural FAP

  • Luc Vandenberghe
  • Mavis Tsai
  • Luis Valero
  • Rafael Ferro
  • Rachel R. Kerbauy
  • Regina C. Wielenska
  • Stig Helweg-Jørgensen
  • Benjamin Schoendorff
  • Ethel Quayle
  • JoAnne Dahl
  • Akio Matsumoto
  • Minoru Takahashi
  • Hiroto Okouchi
  • Takashi Muto


In discussing transcultural functional analytic psychotherapy (FAP), the treatment of clients from culturally diverse backgrounds, we draw upon not only the experiences of FAP therapists outside the United States (e.g., Carrascoso , 2003; Ferro , Valero, & Vives , 2006; López , Ferro, & Calvillo , 2002; Ferro , Valero , & López Bermúdez , 2009), but also the booming literature on cultural competence and multiculturalism. Decades of work in the latter area have spawned profound reflection (Sue & Zane , 1987; Sue & Sue , 2003; Fowers & Davidov , 2006), practical guidelines ; American Psychological Association , 2002), and comprehensive strategies for adapting treatments to multicultural populations (Hays , 2001; Hwang , 2007; Hays & Iwamasa , 2006; Hinton , 2006).


Cultural Competence Therapeutic Relationship Homework Assignment Relevant Behavior Mainstream Culture 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luc Vandenberghe
    • 1
  • Mavis Tsai
    • 2
  • Luis Valero
    • 3
  • Rafael Ferro
    • 4
  • Rachel R. Kerbauy
    • 5
  • Regina C. Wielenska
    • 6
  • Stig Helweg-Jørgensen
    • 7
  • Benjamin Schoendorff
    • 8
  • Ethel Quayle
    • 9
  • JoAnne Dahl
    • 10
  • Akio Matsumoto
    • 11
  • Minoru Takahashi
    • 12
  • Hiroto Okouchi
    • 13
  • Takashi Muto
    • 14
  1. 1.Pontifical Catholic University of GoiásGoiâniaBrazil
  2. 2.Psychological Services and Training CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  3. 3.School of PsychologyUniversity of MalagaMalagaSpain
  4. 4.Centro CEDI (Educative and Development Childhood Center)GranadaSpain
  5. 5.Department of PsychologyUniversity of São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  6. 6.Instituto de Psicologia da Universidade de São PauloSão PauloBrazil
  7. 7.Psychiatric Hospital SvendborgSvendborgDenmark
  8. 8.University of ProvenceAix-MarseilleFrance
  9. 9.Department of Applied PsychologyUniversity CollegeCorkIreland
  10. 10.Department of PsychologyUniversity of UppsalaUppsalaSweden
  11. 11.School of Veterinary MedicineKitasato UniversityPlease Provide CityJapan
  12. 12.Department of Clinical PsychologyMejiro UniversityMejiroJapan
  13. 13.Department of PsychologyOsaka Kyoiku UniversityOsakaJapan
  14. 14.Department of PsychologyDoshisha UniversityDoshishaJapan

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