Asian Perspectives in Counselling and Psychotherapy by Pittu Laungani

By Pittu Laungani

Asian views in Counselling and Psychotherapy considers what precisely cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy suggest. themes lined comprise: * an in depth research of the concept that of tradition, and the connection among tradition and treatment* a comparative learn of Western cultures and jap cultures* the historic improvement of counselling and psychotherapy in Western nations* the controversies with regards to the matter of 'matching' consumers with therapists. Illustrated by means of stimulating case stories, the theoretical wisdom and sensible recommendation awarded in Asian views in Counselling and Psychotherapy may be worthwhile interpreting to all training and coaching counsellors and psychotherapists.

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Even the care of her own children may be relegated to her younger sisters-in-law. The power exercised can in certain instances be extremely tyrannical. The second sisterin-law can exercise a certain amount of power over the youngest sister-in-law, and so on, moving down along age-related hierarchical lines. However, the power structure can change dramatically in a variety of subtle ways, which often remain unnoticed to an outsider. , etc. The balance of power is by no means fixed; it is flexible and subtle, and changes from time to time.

It is clear that the ‘traditional’ role of the family as a self-sustaining, self-contained, unified unit has changed almost beyond recognition. What impact a nuclear or a one-parent family (or a family of ‘changing’ parents due to living with different partners or remarriage), combined with increasing occupational, physical and social mobility has on the future growth and development of the child is an open question. In the absence of any clear, longitudinal evidence, it would be pointless to express a firm opinion on this issue.

One gets the impression too that the promoters of postmodernism, among other things, seem eager to implant the rapidly changing value systems (including commercial, economic and technological) in western societies into non-western societies. Let us transport a few intrepid postmodernist scholars into a few small, time-frozen villages in Orissa, Bihar and Mahya Pradesh in India, and a few into small towns such as Thato, Mirpurkhas, Kotri, Larkana in Pakistan. The day-to-day lives of the people living in 20 Asian perspectives in counselling and psychotherapy such places has moved hardly beyond the medieval period.

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