Asian culture and psychiotherapy : Implications for East and West.

Edited by Wen-Shing Tseng, Suk Choo Chang, and Masahisa Nishizono. February 2005, est. 334 pp., 19 illus.

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This volume brings to light the impact of Asian culture on psychotherapy. Scholars and clinicians from East Asia and India go beyond technical dimensions to examine culture and psychotherapy at the theorical and philosophical levels. An overview, invaluable for understanding some of the nuances of Asian culture, is followed by chapters on Asian personality and psychopathology, Asian psychology (in particular, parent-child relations), the impact of Asian traditional thought and philosophy on psychotherapy, the unique psychotherapeutic approach of Asian culture, and psychotherapeutic experiences from various parts of Asia.

« A groundbreaking contribution to the litteraure on Asian,psychological therapies.  » – Luke 1. Kim, MD, PhD, University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

« The editors have accomplished a major and important task in putting together a fascinating and unique approach that enables one to understand culture and psychotherapy in a larger con text.  » – Stanley Sue, PhD, University of California, Davis

« An admirable study of Asian culture and traditional approaches to healing. This is a valuable vision of Asians in therapy.  » – Joe Yamamoto, MD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine

Wen-Shing Tseng, MD, is professor of psychiatry at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine and guest professor at the Institute of Mental Health, Beijing University.

Suk Choo Chang, MD, is affiliated with the Department of Behavioral Health, Saint Mary’s Hospital, and a practicing psychiatrist in Woodbridge, Connecticut.

Masahisa Nishizono, MD, is professor emeritus at Fukuoka University and president of the Japan Psychoanalytic Society.

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