Schema therapy, motivational interviewing, and collaborative-mapping as treatment for depression among low income, second generation Latinas

Publication year: 2011
Source: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, Volume 42, Issue 4, December 2011, Pages 473-480

MarySue V., Heilemann , Huibrie C., Pieters , Priscilla, Kehoe , Qing, Yang

US-born Latinos report significantly more depression than foreign-born Latinos in the US, and Latinas have twice the rate of depression than Latino men. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of an innovative, short-term program of Schema Therapy (ST) combined with Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to reduce depression and increase resilience among second generation Latinas of low income in the US. In addition to blending ST and MI strategies with a focus on resilience, a novel technique called collaborative-mapping was a crucial strategy within treatment. Scheduling for sessions was flexible and patients had unlimited cell phone…

 Highlights: ► This was the first study to combine Motivational interviewing (MI) and Schema Therapy (ST). ► Patients experienced a statistically significant reduction in depression that held for one year. ► Patients experienced a statistically significant increase in resilience that held for one year. ► A focus on family dynamics and schemas was well received despite Latino cultural values. ► Collaborative-mapping and a focus on resilience consolidated advantages of MI and ST.