Cross-cultural relevance and effectiveness in therapeutic techniques are discussed. We address the questions: Do "proven therapeutic techniques," which are based primarily on Western industrialized society, apply to all cultures? Is research into the effectiveness of various models often conducted on subjects who are not American, European, or Canadian?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 8:54 am ad1c9bdddf
Cross cultural psychology- therapeutic techniques
1)The field of cross cultural research in psychology is an area that "explicitly and systematically compares psychological variable under different cultural conditions in order to specify the antecedents and processes that mediate behavior differences (Berry, Poortinga, Segall, and Dasen, 2002)". This is an emerging field as past research used Western nations as subjects who ...
Counselling techniques and their effectiveness may vary in different cultures as some cultures incorporate a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective as oppose to our western culture that does not include a spiritual component. Forgiveness and reconciliations therapies is an example of this difference. In Africa, forgiveness and reconciliation therapy is effective in working with PTSD patients.
1) How can the recent decline in participation in all types of common-interest associations in North American be explained?
2) In what ways can the rising tide of Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East and other areas of the world be seen as revitalization movements? Are there other terms that could apply to this phenomenon? What would anthropologists say about such movements?
3) With regard to the Swazi, is the "healing" practiced by a shaman fraudulent or therapeutic? What about a shaman practicing "alternative medicine" in Toronto? How relativistic should we be as a society about the practice of medicine?
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