Race, Culture and Psychotherapy

Critical Perspectives in Multicultural Practice

Edited by Roy Moodley, Stephen Palmer

Foreword by Dr Suman Fernando

© 2006 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

What is multicultural psychotherapy?

How do we integrate issues of gender, class and sexual orientation in multicultural psychotherapy?

Race, Culture and Psychotherapy provides a thorough critical examination of contemporary multiculturalism and culturalism, including discussion of the full range of issues, debates and controversies that are emerging in the field of multicultural psychotherapy.

Beginning with a general critique of race, culture and ethnicity, the book explores issues such as the notion of interiority and exteriority in psychotherapy, racism in the clinical room, race and countertransference conflicts, spirituality and traditional healing issues. Contributors from the United States, Britain and Canada draw on their professional experience to provide comprehensive and balanced coverage of the following subjects:

  • critical perspectives in race and culture in psychotherapy
  • governing race in the transference
  • racism, ethnicity and countertransference
  • intersecting gender, race, class and sexual orientation
  • spirituality, cultural healing and psychotherapy
  • future directions

Race, Culture and Psychotherapy will be of interest not only to practicing psychotherapists, but also to students and researchers in the field of mental health and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of psychotherapy in a multicultural society.

Reviews

"Race, Culture and Psychotherapy is a thought-provoking book that will be of interest to practicing counsellors and psychotherapists as well as students and researchers in the field of mental health and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of psychotherapy in a multicultural society." - Fevronia Christodoulidi, Manchester University, UK, from British Journal of Guidance and Counselling 35(2) May 2007

About the Author/Editors

Roy Moodley Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada.

Stephen Palmer Ph.D. is Honorary Professor of Psychology at City University, London and Director of the Centre for Stress Management, England.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSY028000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSY048000
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Group
SOC031000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations