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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 9: Hermeneutics and the Moral Dimension of Psychotherapy
Hermeneutics and the Moral Dimension of Psychotherapy
I grew up in the 1970s, a time when many of America's long-cherished images of itself were put to the test. My self-awareness was colored by an awareness of Watergate, a slew of social problems, the energy crisis, pollution and environmental degradation, and our involvement in Vietnam. America's grandiose, narcissistic delusions about its unquestioned role as world leader were in the process of being burst. Like many in my generation, I was confused about my place in the world, and wondered how to best make use of my life. But my questioning soon took a darker turn; I spent much of my adolescence feeling suicidal.
Later in my life, my interest in ...