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What is multicultural psychotherapy? How do we integrate issues of gender, class and sexual orientation in multicultural psychotherapy? Race, Culture and Psychotherapy 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. 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.


Moodley, Palmer Introduction. Part I: Critical Perspectives in Race and Culture in Psychotherapy. Moodley, Palmer, Race, Culture and the Other Multiple Configurations: An Absent Presence in Psychotherapy. Walcott, Multiculturalism Madness: Delusions, Fantasies and Limitations in the Clinical Room. Dalal Culturalism in Multicultural Psychotherapy. Bhugra, Bhui Psychotherapy Across the Cultural Divide. Part II: Governing Race in the Transference. Holmes, Racial Transference Reactions in Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Update. Yi, Transference and Race: An Intersubjective Conceptualisation. Tang, Gardner Interpretation of Race in the Transference: Perspectives of Similarity and Difference in the Patient/Therapist Dyad. Liggan, Kay, Race in the Room: Issues in the Dynamic Psychotherapy of African-Americans. Part III: Racism, Ethnicity and Countertransference. Tan, Racism and Similarity: Paranoid-Schizoid Structure Revisited. Lijtmaer, Black, White, Hispanic and Both: Issues in Bi-racial Identity and its Effects in the Transference-Contertransference. Altman, Black and White Thinking: A Psychoanalyst Reconsiders Race. Keval, Defensive and Unbearable Anxieties: Understanding the Retreat into Racism. Part IV: Intersecting Gender, Race, Class and Sexuality. Green African American Lesbians and Gay Men in Psychodynamic Psychotherapies? Williams, Feminism, Afrocentrism and African-American Women: Implications for Therapy. Holmes Success Neurosis: What Race and Social Class Have to Do With It. Part V: Spirituality, Cultural Healing and Psychotherapy. Field Healing and Exorcism in Psychoanalytic Practice. Mishne Cultural Identity and Spirituality in Psychotherapy. Ray, Moodley Feminist Spirituality, Mother Kali and Cultural Healing. Part VI: Future Directions. Streit A Pluritheoretic Approach: Tobie Nathan's Ethnopsychoanalytic Therapy. Moodley Cultural Representations and Interpretations of 'Psychological Distress' in Ethnic Minority Patients. Chambers, C. Smith, A.J. Smith, Hermeneutic Approach to Culture and Psychotherapy.


ISBN-13: 9781317822141
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Publication date: January, 2006
Pages: 328
Dimensions: 156.00 x 234.00 x 30.00