Diversity In Psychotherapy: The Politics Of Race, Ethnicity, And Gender

Hardcover | September 1, 1993

byJean Lau Chin

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This challenging and insightful work wrestles with the difficult treatment problems confronting both culturally and socially oppressed clients and psychotherapists in a society where diversity has often been resisted. The authors question long-held assumptions within the profession and urge recognition of new ethnic, racial, and gender realities which significantly impact therapies. Recognizing the implications of cultural diversity in the society, the authors-clinicians seek to broaden health professionals' awareness of clients' needs and to promote the requisite empathy. They describe how ethnic, racial, and gender issues affect psychotherapy's progress and outcomes. Specific concerns about such key factors as self-esteem, gender roles, and social regard are addressed in a context supportive of diversity enhancement rather than one seeking uniformity. Case studies offer highly valuable resource material and, through the authors' explication, insights into their challenging perspectives on this highly important health service.

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This challenging and insightful work wrestles with the difficult treatment problems confronting both culturally and socially oppressed clients and psychotherapists in a society where diversity has often been resisted. The authors question long-held assumptions within the profession and urge recognition of new ethnic, racial, and gender...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 1, 1993Publisher:Praeger Publishers

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ISBN - 10:0275941809

ISBN - 13:9780275941802

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.,."With the rapid growth of the number of culturally diverse populations in the United States, this book presents a breakthrough in traditional psychotherapy framework and offers a valuable new resource in the literature and courses on multiculturism....the contributors have effectively promoted a general challenge to the traditional psychotherapy framework in helping ethnically diverse clients. The book represents new concepts, methods, and frameworks that facilitate a basic paradigmatic shift in psychotherapy of diverse populations, as the authors challenge the notion that psychotherapy is objective and apolitical."-Cultural Diversity and Mental Health