Cross-Cultural Counseling in Theological Context

Volume
Volume 14
Issue
Winter 1986
Title
Cross-Cultural Counseling in Theological Context
Abstract

Cross-cultural counseling is a specialty concerned with improving therapeutic effectiveness when the counselor and client represent different cultural or ethnic backgrounds. Unfortunately, consideration of cross-cultural issues has been greatly neglected in the Christian psychology literature. In response to the neglect, this article examines western cultural assumptions and four salient cross-cultural counseling themes: conceptions of mental health, goals of treatment, techniques of treatment, and role of therapeutic participants. Five theological implications with respect to these issues are discussed.

Author
Dr. C.R. Ridley
Pages
288 - 297
Price
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