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Title: Cultural responsiveness for mental health professionals working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients: a concept analysis
Contributor(s): Smith, Peter  (author); Rice, Kylie  (author)orcid ; Usher, Kim  (author)orcid ; Schutte, Nicola  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2021
Early Online Version: 2021-10-04
DOI: 10.1080/00050067.2021.1974281
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Abstract: Objective: An analysis of the literature was conducted to clearly define the meaning of cultural responsiveness as it applies to the work of mental health practitioners who engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

Method: This concept analysis utilised Rogers' (2000) protocol, seeking to understand the key terms defining cultural responsiveness. A search of databases yielded a sample of 13 articles for analysis after screening and quality assessment.

Results: Five major themes emerged, which were considered definitive of cultural responsiveness: Knowledge, Inclusive Relationships, Cultural Respect, Social Justice/ Human Rights, and Self-Reflection.

Conclusion: These themes are presented as core values or components of culturally responsive mental health services with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients. The implications for practitioner professional development and the education of students within mental health disciplines are also discussed.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Psychologist, 56(6), p. 446-457
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1742-9544
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 450416 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander psychology
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2020: 200409 Mental health
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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