Cultural Beliefs about Mental Health Care

The aim of this research is to examine the influence of cultural beliefs about psychological care and psychological processes (outcome expectations and emotions) as determinants of mental health care utilization among primary care patients in Chile. The research employs a cultural instrument that was recently developed in Chile using the mixed-methods cultural research approach to instrument development. This study is being conducted in La Araucania region of Chile, which has high rates of poverty, depression, and is home to the largest indigenous population (Mapuche) in the country.

Project Faculty

Dr. Hector Betancourt

Dr. Patricia Flynn

Dr. Natalia Salinas-Onate (PI; international)