Culture, race and therapy : with special reference to South African Chinese therapists

Toi, Claire (2004-12)

Thesis (MSc)--University of Stellenbosch, 2004.

Thesis

ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Differences between the therapist and the client such as differing genders, social classes, races, cultures and languages, inevitably influence the therapeutic situation. This research assignment reviews the literature available concerning multicultural counselling. the variables which therapists contend with in a multicultural therapeutic situation and the state of multicultural therapy in South Africa. The main body of this assignment focuses on the training experiences. as well as the countertransfcrential experiences. of therapists from a minority group with specific attention given to South African Chinese therapists. Also included are helpful ways of addressing the potential difficulties that arise in a therapeutic relationship where the culture or race of the therapist and client differ. In closing, this assignment asks what gaps exist in the literature with regard to South African Chinese therapists and what further research would be required to fill these gaps.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Verskille tussen die terapeut en die kliënt. soos verskillende geslagte. sosiale klasse. rasse. kulture en tale. beïnvloed die terapeutiese situasie onvermydelik. Hierdie navorsingsopdrag hersien die literatuur wat beskikbaar is ten opsigte van multikulturele voorligting. die veranderlikes waarmee terapeute te doen kry in 'n multikulturele terapeutiese situasie en die toestand van multikulturele terapie in Suid- Afrika. Die vernaamste deel van hierdie opdrag fokus op die opleidingservarings. asook die teenoordragervarings. van terapeute wat van 'n minderheidsgroep afkomstig is, met spesiale aandag aan Suid-Afrikaanse Chinese terapeute geskenk. Ook ingesluit is nuttige maniere om die potensiele struikelblokke wat in 'n terapeutiese verhouding ontstaan. waar die kultuur of ras van die terapeut en kliënt verskil. aan te spreek. Om afte sluit. hierdie opdrag bevraagteken die leemtes wat voorkom in cl ie Iiteratuur met betrekk ing tot Su id-A Crikaanse Ch inesc terapeute en watter verdere navorsi ng sal benodig word om hierdie leemtes te vul.

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