Drawing on over 40 years experience, Patricia d'Ardenne provides the reader with a unique and practical introduction to counselling and psychotherapy in a world on the move, where ethnic, linguistic, religious, economic, political and environmental differences collide and create a rich and complex setting for contemporary therapeutic practice.
Positioning counselling within the shifting contexts of the modern world, this book:
- Examines anti-discriminatory practice - its origins and development
- The complexities of working effectively with refugees, asylum seekers, vulnerable migrants, and the victims of human trafficking
- Considers the needs of the cultural traveller
- Address the intricacies of faith and spirituality
- Provides a guide to assessing language and the role of interpreters
- Addresses ethics, the law and transcultural issues in Healthcare
- Looks at the importance of supervision, personal development and self care.
Counselling in Transcultural Settings is an essential companion for counsellors and psychotherapists at all stages of professional training looking to work beyond their own culture, where the demands of therapy are as dynamic as the political and social contexts within which people seek help.
Patricia D'Ardenne is a consultant clinical and counselling psychologist.
'd'Ardenne combines a wealth of clinical experience and expertise with theoretical and conceptual depth to bring to the novice and expert an important contribution to transcultural counselling. This textbook deserves a place in interdisciplinary courses which profess any investigation or expertise in culture and mental health' -
Kam Bhui, Professor of Cultural Psychiatry at Barts and the London School of Medicine and President of the World Association of Cultural Psychiatry
'As global communication becomes wider, faster and more direct, the cultural gulfs between human societies are becoming more apparent. Attitudes to and treatment of mental health and trauma vary hugely in different cultures and societies. It is time we recognised that Western ways are not the only ways. We have a lot to learn. Counselling in Transcultural Settings unpacks these issues and provides a valuable tool for everyone working in this area' -
Richard Dowden, Director, The Royal African Society