Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling: Critical and Integrative Perspectives

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September 2005



Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling: Critical and Integrative Perspectives takes a comprehensive approach to culture as it relates to psychological practice. By viewing psychotherapy and counseling as a science-based cultural enterprise, this book expands the understanding of culture in terms of the politics of identity, symbolic and practice meanings, moral ontology, and global realities. Editor Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand brings together a diverse group of contributing authors to present different accounts and case examples of their work as practitioners to illustrate the integration of the personal with the professional. A variety of theoretical and clinical issues are discussed, including psychological trauma, depression, chronic illness, and other problems presented by clients for whom a culturally informed practice is essential.

Key Features:
Offers an innovative and expanded conceptual framework for the integration of psychotherapeutic theory and practice Includes case studies to demonstrate the culturally constructed nature of practice
Examines the social and moral implications of psychotherapy and counseling, including applying feminist and hermeneutic perspectives to the therapeutic enterprise
Exposes readers to non-western and holistic perspectives, such as Buddhist and Hawaiian psychology, to provide a global context of culture and identity in the contemporary world
Includes case studies to demonstrate the culturally constructed nature of practice
Provides a critical personal framework to assess oneself and one's work within the inherited traditions of Western theory and practice

Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling is an excellent textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on counseling and psychotherapy focusing on culture in the fields of Counseling and Clinical Psychology, Social Work, and Psychiatry. It is also a valuable resource for psychotherapists, counseling practitioners, clinical social workers, psychiatrists, and other human service professionals


1. Thinking Through Culture - Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
2. Culture and the Field of Psychotherapy and Counseling - Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
3. Psychotherapy and Counselling as Cultural Work - John McLeod
4. The Felt Sense as Avenue of Human Experiencing for Integrative Growth - Doralee Grindler Katonah
5. Integrating the World's Psychologies - William L. Mikulas
6. Hawaiian Psychology - William C. Rezentes, III
7. Toward a Feminist Ecological Awareness - Dana Becker
8. A Woman's View of Clinical Trauma Theory and Therapy - Susan H. Gere
9. Hermeneutics and the Moral Dimension of Psychotherapy - John Chambers Christopher
10. Cultural Conflict, Values, and Relational Learning in Psychotherapy - Del Loewenthal
11. Summary and Conclusion - Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand
About the Editor
About the Authors
Author Index
Subject Index


Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand, Ph.D. is Professor of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University, Cambridge, Massachusetts. She is the author/editor of three books and over forty other publications. Her recent work includes an edited book, Creativity and moral vision in Psychology: Narratives of identity and commitment in a postmodern age (Sage, 1998), an article "Narrative psychology" in the Encyclopedia of psychology (American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press, 1999/2000), the book chapter "Psychotherapy as an instrument of culture" in Critical issues in psychotherapy (Sage, 2001), and an article "Narratology, cultural psychology, and counseling research" (Journal of Counseling Psychology, in press). She has published and presented on cultural psychology, qualitative research methodology, clinical teaching, reflective practice, and transformative education. A Fellow of the American Psychological Association and a licensed psychologist, she has served on the editorial board of a number of journals in counseling psychology, theoretical and philosophical psychology, and community psychology.


"In this volume, Hoshmand and her contributors both explicate and perform a much broader understanding of what culture is, and of the ways in which it inescapably does (and should) influence psychotherapeutic and counseling theory and practice. . . Virtually all of the chapters blend personal history, theoretical reflection and clinical material in interesting ways that enhance the reader's appreciation of the many contexts that surround and infuse the therapeutic encounter. Taken together, they persuade the reader of the need for therapists to assume a self-reflective and critical stance towards their own practices and professional culture. This book is a valuable contribution to this general project. It should be of interest to experienced counselors and therapists, as well as to students and those who supervise them."
EAN: 9780761930525
ISBN: 0761930523
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 275 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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