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Chapter 1: Thinking Through Culture
To explore the relationship between culture and psychotherapy and counseling, I would like to begin by offering some ways of “thinking through culture(s),” a phrase I borrow from Shweder's (1991) book on cultural psychology. I ask students of psychology and practitioners and teachers of psychotherapy and counseling to consider the cultural realm in the broadest terms, and to think deeply about issues that may not be an ordinary part of their professional training and discourse. I invite readers to join me in considering the existential meanings and significance of culture at a time when a great deal is at stake in our understanding and views of culture(s).
To set a framework for understanding culture, I refer to the fields of ...