Title

Multicultural Considerations in Telepsychology

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Source Publication

The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technologies and Mental Health

Publication Date

10-2020

Editor

Marc N. Potenza, Kyle A. Faust, and David Faust

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Series

Oxford Handbooks Online

ISBN

9780190218058

Department

Psychology

Description

Although an expanding body of research demonstrates the potential benefits of telepsychology, little is known about its application with ethnoracial minority populations. Research with ethnoracial minority populations points to various factors that predict positive treatment outcomes; thus, it should be considered in multiculturally sensitive telepsychology practice. In this chapter, the authors discuss the multicultural telepsychology literature and provide recommendations for practice and research. The respective literature in multicultural psychology and telepsychology and their intersection suggest that multicultural telepsychology offers substantial promise for improving the lives of vulnerable and underserved ethnoracial minority populations by increasing access to health information and mental health treatment and reducing mental illness stigma. The chapter ends by discussing potentially fruitful avenues for research.

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