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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 science-based cultural enterprises, 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 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.
Offers a comprehensive framework for the integration of psychotherapy and counseling ...
Chapter 4: The Felt Sense as Avenue of Human Experiencing for Integrative Growth
I have been living as a Focusing-Oriented Psychotherapist for 25 years. I have been fortunate to work at a center for complementary medicine located on a hospital campus. We are one of the few centers that offers an integrated approach in which each patient is staffed by the whole team, which includes professionals practicing Western medicine, acupuncture, homeopathic medicine, chiropractic treatment, massage therapies, and clinical psychology. I am a health psychologist and a transpersonal psychologist who has found the focusing-oriented experiential theory (Gendlin, 1962, 1981, 1996) the most conceptually clear and experientially powerful way to integrate mind, body, and spirit in my work.