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S1 / E7 - Dr Andrew Beck

Effective Ways to Work Cross-Culturally

Episode Overview

In this episode, we are joined by Dr Andrew Beck who has over 30 years of experience of working within the Clinical Psychology profession. Andrew talks about effective ways to work cross-culturally, including ways to increase access to therapy and how to make therapeutic adaptations.

“The first adaptation was even before therapy, and that was about getting people to come to therapy. This was a community [Bangladeshi] that was not really well versed in talking about mental health the way it is talked about in the West and there was different community understanding of mental health…”

About Dr Andrew Beck

Current Role: Consultant Clinical Psychologist & President of BABCP

Episode Title: Effective Ways to Work Cross-Culturally

Episode #: Series 1: Episode 7

Dr Andrew Beck has been a Consultant Clinical Psychologist since 2006. As a service lead and supervisor, Andrew has focused on developing staff to ensure they provide high quality patient care and remain in good emotional and physical health while they do so. Andrew was project lead for the IAPT BAME Positive Practice Guide (2019) which has been the key document guiding IAPT services in England to provide more accessible and culturally responsive services and author of Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression. Andrew is involved in training in culturally adapted therapies at a national and international level and led on establishing India’s first stand-alone CBT training course in Chennai. Andrew has also published widely and is the Associate Editor of the Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) journal with a responsibility for research on cross-cultural therapy. Andre is the current President of the BABCP.

Social Links

Twitter - @andrewbeck45



Beck, A. (2016). Transcultural CBT for Anxiety and Depression: A practical guide. London: Routledge.

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