Guest editors’ introduction to the special section: Cultural adaptation of mental health interventions for Americans of East Asian descent.

Overall, this special section makes a timely and significant contribution to providing various types of culturally specific interventions as well as the evidence of clinical trials. Although the sample size of each study is rather small, each intervention illustrates innovative methods in both reaching and treating underserved and understudied populations. Moreover, these interventions provide critical groundwork for building an evidence base of interventions tailored specifically to Asian Americans (AAs). These articles demonstrate the significance of development and testing of culturally adapted or culturally grounded interventions for intervention science that effectively treat and engage culturally diverse and hard-to-reach populations. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2019 APA, all rights reserved)