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The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology is a landmark in the resurgent field of humanistic psychology and psychotherapy. Their range of topics is far-reaching--from the historical, theoretical, and methodological, to the spiritual, psychotherapeutic, and multicultural. Students and professionals are looking for the fuller, deeper, and more personal psychological orientation that this Handbook promotes.

Existential Cross-Cultural Counseling: When Hearts and Cultures Share
Existential cross-cultural counseling: When hearts and cultures share

DURING THE PAST 30 years, counselors have come to recognize the impact of culture on therapeutic relationships, diagnoses, and the techniques they use to help clients. During the 1950s and 1960s, counselors generally considered counseling to be counseling; that is, theories and techniques that worked with one group of clients would work with another group, regardless of cultural background (Jackson, 1995). One indication of how far the helping professions have departed from this position is the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), which has been prepared to incorporate an awareness that the manual is used in culturally diverse populations in the United States and internationally (American Psychiatric Association, ...

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