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The hidden politics of healing: foreign dimensions and Domestic Practice

Samuels, A (2008) 'The hidden politics of healing: foreign dimensions and Domestic Practice.' British Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 2 (1). pp. 37-50. ISSN 1759-0000

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In a reversal of the usual flow of traffic, the author suggests that Western therapists (of all orientations including psychoanalytic) working with clients who do not display obvious differences from themselves should learn from what has been discovered in the practices of transcultural psychotherapy and also from the manner which psychotherapy has evolved in non-Western locales. A destabilization is sought of the distinction between and relations of ?foreign? and ?domestic?. Issues focused on include power dynamics in the therapy process, the limitations of Western models of individual, parent, family and society, training issues and questions of pluralism and integration within the field of psychotherapy. Throughout, the background is the ubiquitous linkage of psychology/psychotherapy and politics, an inter-penetration of apparently internal and apparently external worlds.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: culture; domestic; foreign; intercultural psychotherapy; politics; power; training; transcultural psychotherapy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies, Department of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2012 21:03
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 13:38

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