Race, Culture and Psychotherapy: Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice

Editor : Roy Moodley, Editor : Stephen Palmer

Race, Culture and Psychotherapy: Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice

Book Details

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : January 2006
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 328
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 23135
  • ISBN 13 : 9781583918500
  • ISBN 10 : 1583918507
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This book provides a thorough critical examination of contemporary multiculturalism and culturalism, including discussion of the full range of issues, debates and controversies that are emerging in the field of multicultural psychotherapy.

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Beginning with a general critique of race, culture and ethnicity, the book explores issues such as the notion of interiority and exteriority in psychotherapy, racism in the clinical room, race and countertransference conflicts, spirituality and traditional healing issues. Contributors from the United States, Britain and Canada draw on their professional experience to provide comprehensive and balanced coverage of the following subjects:
* Critical Perspectives in Race and Culture in Psychotherapy
* Governing Race in the Transference
* Racism, Ethnicity and Countertransference
* Intersecting Gender, Race, Class and Sexual orientation
* Spirituality, Cultural Healing and Psychotherapy
* Future Directions

Race, Culture and Psychotherapy will be of interest not only to practicing psychotherapists, but also to students and researchers in the field of mental health and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of psychotherapy in a multicultural society.

Introduction. Part I: Critical Perspectives in Race and Culture in Psychotherapy. Race, Culture and the Other Multiple Configurations: An Absent Presence in Psychotherapy. Multiculturalism Maddness: Delusions, Fantasies and Limitations in the Clinical Room. Culturalism in Multicultural Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy Across the Cultural Divide. Part II: Governing Race in the Transference. Racial Transference Reactions in Psychoanalytic Treatment: An . Transference and Race: An Intersubjective Conceptualisation. Interpretation of Race in the Transference: Perspectives of Similarity and Difference in the Patient/therapist Dyad. Race in the Room: Issues in the Dynamic Psychotherapy of African-Americans. Part III: Racism, Ethnicity and Countertransference. Racism and Similarity: Paranoid-schizoid Structure Revisited. Black, White, Hispanic and Both: Issues in Bi-racial Identity and its Effects in the Transference-Countertransference. Black and White Thinking: A Psychoanalyst Reconsiders Race. Defensive and Unbearable Anxieties: Understanding the Retreat into Racism. Part IV: Intersecting Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality, African American Lesbians and Gay Men in Psychodynamic Psychotherapies? Feminism, Afrocentrism and African-American Women: Implications for Therapy. Success Neurosis: What Race and Social Class have to do With it. Part V: Spirituality, Cultural Healing and Psychotherapy. Healing and Exorcism in Psychoanalytic Practice. Cultural Identity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy. Feminist Spirituality, Mother Kali and Cultural Healing. Part VI: Future Directions. A Pluritheoretic Approach: Tobie Nathan¿s Ethnopsychoanalytic Therapy. Cultural Representations and Interpretations of 'Psychological Distress' in Ethnic Minority Patients. Hermeneutic Approach to Culture and Psychotherapy. Postscript.

Full Contributors:
Neil Altman, Dinesh Bhugra, Kamaldeep Bhui, Carmen Braun Williams, John Chambers Christopher, Farhad Dalal, Nathan Field, J. Gardner, J. Roy Gillis, Beverley Greene, Dorothy Evan Holmes, Jerald Kay, Narendra Keval, Deborah Y. Liggan, Ruth M. Lijtmaer, Judith Mishne, Roy Moodley, Stephen Palmer, Shumona Ray, Adina J. Smith, Ursula Streit, Richard Tan, Nadine-M. Tang, Rinaldo Walcott, Kris Y. Yi

About the Editor(s)

Roy Moodley Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

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Stephen Palmer Ph.D. is Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University, London and Director of the Centre for Stress Management, England.

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