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Title: Couple and family therapists’ perceptions of women’s depression and preferred treatment modalities: a cross-national exploration
Authors: Palit, Manjushree
Jaramillo-Sierra, Ana L.
JIBS
Universidad de los Andes, Colombia
Keywords: Couple and family therapy
Cross-national perspectives
women’s depression
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Palit, Manjushree and Jaramillo-Sierra, Ana L. (2015): Couple and family therapists’ perceptions of women’s depression and preferred treatment modalities: a cross-national exploration. Journal of Family Psychotherapy, Vol. 26, No. 3 pp.226-242.
Abstract: The present exploratory study is an initial effort to understand marriage and family therapists’ perceptions regarding women’s depression and preferred treatments in the United States and six other countries—China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Iran, and the Philippines. With this aim, an online survey was completed by 87 U.S. therapists and 79 non-U.S. therapists. We analyzed the data through multiple t-tests for independent samples. Statistical comparisons of the responses indicated (a) U.S. therapists perceived it was more acceptable for women to talk about feeling depressed than non-U.S. therapists, (b) non-U.S. therapists perceived it was more frequent for women to present with somatic symptoms when depressed than U.S. therapists, (c) non-U.S. therapists reported using individual treatment for women’s depression more frequently than U.S. therapists, (d) U.S. therapists reported using couple or family therapy to treat women’s depression more frequently than non-U.S. therapists, and (e) U.S. therapists perceived husbands and male partners were open to participate in women’s therapy for depression more frequently than non-U.S. therapists. We discuss the clinical and research implications of our findings.
Description: Scopus Index
URI: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/08975353.2015.1067534
http://hdl.handle.net/10739/669
ISSN: 0897-5353
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