world. Although psychological problems are expressed in various different ways, often depending on
the context, the symptoms of distress share common features. The effectiveness of CBT has been rigorously
examined in Western regions of the globe; however, research findings pointtoward CBT as perhaps the
only evidence-based psychological intervention that can beadapted to diverse cultural contexts to
improve mental health outcomes around the world.
Author: Sasha Gunpat, M.A
Graduate Student in Clinical Psychology
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