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Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling

Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling
Critical and Integrative Perspectives

First Edition

November 2005 | 288 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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

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

"The Hoshmand book covers a wide range of literature on multiculturalism and makes an important provocative contribution to the field. The writing style reflects the complexity of multicultural topics as a positive feature, demonstrated in many specific examples."

Paul B. Pedersen
Professor Emeritus, Syracuse University, Visiting Professor, University of Hawaii

“Lisa Hoshmand has drawn together an outstanding group of critically aware mental health practitioner(s)…from widely divergent cultural experiences--Feminist, post-modern, holistic health, existential, Buddhist, Hawaiian. Faculty and students wishing to discover what it means to be a culturally situated, and morally and spiritually informed, counseling and psychotherapy practitioner will find this volume to be a virtual goldmine of insights and recommendations.”

Ronald B. Miller
Professor of Psychology, Saint Michael's College

“Culture, Psychotherapy, and Counseling: Critical and Integrative Perspectives is a must reading for all mental health professionals and for students in counseling and psychotherapy courses. Both separately and as a collection, the book's chapters position culture as a central determinant of health and healing, and sensitize the reader to the absolute necessity of understanding the powerful spectrum of cultural forces that shape human relationships in general, and therapeutic encounters specifically.”

Anthony J. Marsella
Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Hawaii

"Lisa Tsoi Hoshmand implicitly extends this metaphoric concept of circle to the meaning of culture in the counseling and therapy process. Her vision of a circle of life is based on an integrative understanding of culture as embedded in human experience in all of its facets."

Giselle B. Esquivel
Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books

"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."

Suzanne Kirschner
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

An interesting book, excellent supplemental information to broaden subject knolwedge.

Miss Ali Manion
Health , Swindon College
November 6, 2012

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