Voices of Color: First Person Accounts of Ethnic Minority Therapists is the first book to address the training, academic, and professional experiences of ethnic minority therapists. Using real cases, narratives, and biographical material, each chapter motivates the reader to ponder and challenge how issues related to mental health intersect with race/ethnicity within a broader diversity framework. The contributors represent various mental health disciplines, and they all write from a systemic perspective on therapy cases, theory, new models, and research. The authors present powerful narratives of how their personal and professional experiences inform each other.

Family Therapy from a Hindu Indian Worldview*

Family Therapy from a Hindu Indian Worldview*

Family therapy from a Hindu Indian worldview
NithyakalaKaruppaswamy and RajeswariNatrajan

Let us begin with a story. A passenger was completely lost between the decks of a great Atlantic liner. He finally ran into a steward and asked for help in finding his cabin. The steward asked, “What is the number of your cabin, sir?” “I couldn't tell you, but I'd know it at once, because it has a lighthouse outside the porthole.” This wry excerpt expresses our struggle as Hindu women from India who came to the United States to be trained as marriage and family therapists. In an environment that is primarily Eurocentric, dealing predominantly with American clients, our reference points changed and landscapes shifted as we searched for ...

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