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Running from the demon: culturally specific group therapy for depressed Hmong women in a family medicine residency clinic

TitleRunning from the demon: culturally specific group therapy for depressed Hmong women in a family medicine residency clinic
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsDanner, CC, Robinson, BE, Striepe, MI, Rhodes, PFY
JournalWomen & TherapyWomen & Therapy
Volume30
Pagination151-176
ISBN Number0270-3149
KeywordsAudiorecording, Cultural Sensitivity, Culture, Depression -- Ethnology, Depression -- Therapy, Descriptive Statistics, DSM, Exploratory Research, Female, Focus Groups, Hmong, Human, Multidisciplinary Care Team, Narratives, Patient Satisfaction, Primary Health Care, Psychological Tests, Psychotherapy, Group, Qualitative Studies, Thematic Analysis, Transcultural Care
AbstractThis exploratory study utilized qualitative data from three sets of baseline and post-treatment focus groups to explore the expectations, perceptions, and experience of 14 Hmong women participants in therapy groups conducted in a primary care setting. This new therapy group intervention, based on relational/cultural theory and using narrative therapy, was designed to he culturally specific while striving for integration. and multidisciplinary in order to reflect the interconnection among an array of factors affecting mental health. Participants were generally positive in their assessment of the therapy group experience and made few negative comments about the group. The data suggest that this intervention is effective in helping Hmong women to gain social and emotional support. he able to identify coping mechanisms, and integrate Western and Hmong practices.
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