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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.

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Offers a comprehensive framework for the integration of psychotherapy and counseling ...

Integrating the World's Psychologies
Integrating the world's psychologies
William L.Mikulas

In the first part of this chapter, according to the goals for the book, I discuss some personal influences and experiences that have shaped my perceptions and knowledge. These examples are vehicles to discuss some general issues related to gender/cultural differences, Eastern and Western psychologies, and the development of integrative therapies. I introduce my approach of Conjunctive Psychology, an integrated psychology that draws from all the world's psychologies. In the second part of the chapter, I show how aspects of Conjunctive Psychology apply to two cases. Buddhism is intertwined throughout.

A Modern Pythagorean

Pythagoras was a Greek who taught in Southern Italy from about 530 BCE to about 500 BCE, around the same time as the Buddha was teaching. ...

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