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Table 3 Key qualitative themes

From: Efficacy of depression treatments for immigrant patients: results from a systematic review

Benefits of therapy Treatment improvements/preferences
Group therapies provided participants with a sense of community, support and trust [55, 59] Addition of face to face interactions in phone based paradigm [62]
Empowerment through problem solving, coping and interpersonal strategies [55, 59, 61] Cultural beliefs about psychotherapy varied in terms of preferences for clinician [59]
Positive experience [59, 62]  
Appreciation of personal attention and connection with therapist [55, 62]