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The Handbook of Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy


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The editor and contributors
Foreword by John McLeod

Part 1: Ensuring Professional Practice in Transcultural Counselling and Psychotherapy

Introduction to Part 1: towards Enhancing Professional Competence-From Training to Research to Practice
Training for multicultural therapy: The challenge and the experience
Training for Multi-cultural Therapy - The Course Curriculum
Training for `Multicultural' Therapy: The community role of the training department/ institution
Identity Development and its impact on the therapy relationship
On ethnic matching: A review of the research and considerations for practice, training and policy
Working with interpreters and bicultural workers
Issues for white therapists
Issues for psychological therapists from black and minority ethnic groups
Overcoming racism, discrimination and oppression in psychotherapy
Research in transcultural counselling and psychotherapy
Culturally sensitive supervision
Psychotherapeutic work at Nafsiyat
A relational understanding of working interculturally with survivors of torture

Part 2: Heritage and Identity Formation: Transition and Identity Transformation

Introduction to Part 2: Addressing the issues of description, ascription, projection, and British heritage
International students - who are they?
On being an asylum seeker
The effects of an African heritage
The effects of an Australian heritage: Counselling in a land down under
The effects of an African Caribbean heritage: Living as a problem
The effects of a European heritage: Between two chairs
The effects of an Eastern European heritage
The effects of an Irish heritage
The effects of a Middle Eastern (Iranian) heritage
The effects of a North American heritage
The effects of South American heritage
The effects of a Pakistani heritage
The effects of a Bangladeshi heritage: The smell of spice
The effects of an Indian heritage: Cultural reminiscences
The effects of a Chinese heritage
The effects of a Japanese heritage


About the Author

Colin Lago was Director of the Counselling Service at the University of Sheffield, UK, from 1987 - 2003. He now works as an independent counsellor, trainer, supervisor and consultant. He is a Fellow of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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