History of Culturally Adapted Intervention
Culturally adapted therapies or culturally-centered therapies refer to the psychotherapeutic intervention which addresses the cultural characteristics of diverse clients, including his beliefs and value systems, attitudes and socio-economic and historical contexts (Sperry, 2009). It utilizes traditional healing methods and pathways, like the following: cuento therapy and morita therapy. The former addresses culturally relevant concepts such as familismo and personalismo with the use of folk tales (cuento) (Sperry, 2009). Meanwhile, the latter was originated from Japan and is now widely used throughout the world for various mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and shyness (Sperry, 2009).
The idea that culturally competent