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BRUNNET, Alice Einloft et al. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy protocols culturally adapted for PTSD Treatment: a systematic review of the literature. Gerais, Rev. Interinst. Psicol. [online]. 2021, vol.14, n.1, pp. 1-19. ISSN 1983-8220.

Immigrants and refugees are a population at risk for mental disorders, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and psychotherapy with individuals from different cultural contexts can be challenging, however, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) has shown to be an effective approach with this population. This systematic review study aims to describe the culturally adapted protocols of CBT for immigrants and refugees with diagnosis or symptoms of PTSD, following the recommendations of the PRISMA method. Searches were conducted in the PubMed/Medline and PsycInfo databases, in the last 15 years, and 11 articles were included. The main adjustments made by the studies were: the use of the participant's mother tongue, use of images related to the country of origin or religion and modifications in the usual exposure. The information described in this study may help in the development of future studies or in clinical practice with this population.

Keywords : Posttraumatic Stress Disorder; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy; Immigrants; Refugees.

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