Culture Healers: Ten Innovative Therapists Who Do More Than Just Talk
an article by Laura Markowitz
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The article looks at ten innovative therapists who “. . . bring serious therapeutic technique and therapeutic wisdom out of the consulting room and into the world. Some of them go beyond the symptom/treatment paradigm to help their clients connect with forces of spirit, body and creativity; others find a way to touch and change all too familiar social dilemmas, one psyche at a time. All are operating on the exciting, shifting boundaries between the self and the world, the soul and the society.” One helps his clients take responsibility for their communities. Rather than viewing these obligations as a drag on individual growth, clients are helped to see the importance of being interconnected. Systems approaches are blooming. Getting more than a client involved is the new way in therapy just as getting more than the family and agency involved is the new way in social work. This is good. (One of the best therapy books is Feeling Good.)
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