Cultural Reflection: A Necessary Task for the Christian Psychotherapist

Volume
Volume 18
Issue
Summer 1990
Title
Cultural Reflection: A Necessary Task for the Christian Psychotherapist
Abstract

Recent literature has sensitized therapists to the need for a heightened sense of cultural awareness in the treatment of minorities and other subcultural groups. It is the thesis of this article that Christian therapists also need to develop intra-cultural reflection patterns that will help anchor their work with all populations in the broad cultural context more accurately. A Christological example of cultural reflection is used to explore the meaning of culture and national expression of it, the interactive relationship between social science and culture, the determinative relationship between the two, and the distinction between culture and revelation. The article concludes with an enumeration of some of the values derived from informed intra-cultural reflection for the psychotherapist.

Author
Dr. J.R. Beck
Pages
123 - 130
Price
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