Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class

Widening the Scope of Psychotherapy

by Rosemarie Perez-Foster,

In a world that is forever fragmenting into divisions of ethnicity and class, this groundbreaking book offers an approach to therapy that reaches across the boundaries that usually divide us. Reaffirming psychotherapy's roots in a progressive approach to social change, the contributors show how contemporary methods can be used to treat patients often previously thought unresponsive to psychodynamic therapy. Cultural values, countertransference guilt, immigration, bilingualism, and battered self-esteem in African-American patients are among the many topics discussed. Numerous examples guide the clinician to a better understanding of the role of culture in the therapeutic relationship.

A Jason Aronson BookIn a world that is forever fragmenting into divisions of ethnicity and class, this groundbreaking book offers an approach to therapy that reaches across the boundaries that usually divide us. Reaffirming psychotherapy's roots in a progressive approach to social change, the contributors show how contemporary methods can be used to treat patients often previously thought unresponsive to psychodynamic therapy. Cultural values, countertransference guilt, immigration, bilingualism, and battered self-esteem in African-American patients are among the many topics discussed. Numerous examples guide the clinician to a better understanding of the role of culture in the therapeutic relationship.
  • Jason Aronson, Inc.; June 1996
  • ISBN 9781461630371
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  • Title: Reaching Across Boundaries of Culture and Class
  • Author: Rosemarie Perez-Foster (ed.); Michael Moskowitz (ed.)
  • Imprint: Jason Aronson, Inc.

In The Press

This book usefully highlights class and cultural dimensions, too often neglected in our literature, if not in our best practice. It has value as a significant extension of an inherently contextual methodology, neither revisionist nor necessarily inimical to its scientific aim.

About The Author

RoseMarie Pérez Foster, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the NYU Ehrenkranz School of Social Work, a faculty member of the NYU Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis, and a Clinical Instructor of Psychiatry at NYU Medical Center. Michael Moskowitz, Ph.D., is adjunct associate professor in the City University of New York Clinical Psychology program, a publisher at Jason Aronson Inc., and is in private practice in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy in NYC. Rafael Art. Javier, Ph.D., is clinical professor of psychology and director of the Center for Psychological Services and Clinical Studies, St. John's University, Jamaica, New York.