Optimizing Treatment for Your Community: Utilizing Culturally Adapted Evidence-Based Treatments and Practices

April 29, 2022

SAMHSA’s GAINS Center Logo

12:30 p.m. EST

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There are a number of evidence-based practices (EBPs) that are available for the treatment of substance use disorders; however many standard EBPs and therapies may not produce the expected outcomes across culturally diverse client populations.

To improve treatment outcomes, EBPs may need to be adapted to better address cultural considerations, including differences in language, values, and other factors that contribute to treatment initiation, engagement, and retention.

This webinar, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA) GAINS Center, will begin with a presentation on steps towards modifying EBPs to increase cultural responsivity. Two presentations on culturally adapted EBPs – Motivational Interviewing (MI) for Native Americans and web-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Latinx populations – will follow.