The Effects of Culture-Compatible Intervention on the Utilization of Mental Health Services by Minority Clients

This study examines the relationship between a culturally compatible approach to mental health services and service utilization among minority clients in Southern California. Findings indicated that a culturally compatible approach to services was effective in increasing utilization. Several program components were identified as the best indicators of increased utilization: language and ethnic/racial match of therapists and clients, and location of services in the ethnic community.

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Community Mental Health Journal