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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 ...

Hawaiian Psychology
Hawaiian psychology
William C.Rezentes III

Malia and her husband were the victims of a tragic automobile accident. Days later, Malia woke up in the hospital with severe injuries that would heal over time. Her husband, however, had died. Malia completed her physical therapy and had attempted to move on. Grief stricken, Malia was severely depressed. Her depression was soon complicated with psychotic-like symptoms as she made claim to “seeing her husband.” After a year of not being able to shake her hallucinations, Malia thought to move from her rural residence to Honolulu, the largest city in Hawai'i. The “sightings” of her husband continued on a regular basis and she sought out help. Malia's first therapist diagnosed her with Major Depression with Psychotic Features. The second ...

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