Cultural competence in trauma treatment

This on-line video course describes a paradigm for culturally competent psychotherapy practice, and its integration into work with survivors of psychological trauma. In it I propose that trauma does not occur to a generic human being. Rather, trauma interacts with the unique set of characteristics and experiences that each person brings to their encounter with dangerous, painful, and disruptive events. Even the most effective treatment will work less well with trauma survivors when cultural competence is not woven into trauma therapies.

Where to find


Brown, L. S. (2011). Cultural competence in trauma treatment. American Psychological Association Continuing Education On-Line Video Series.