ERIC Number: ED214046
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Psychotherapy in a Pluralistic Society.
Sisson, Lee Hansen
A new model for psychotherapy, mandated by current evolution to a pluralistic society, is proposed in this paper. After describing the Big Island of Hawaii as a microcosm of pluralistic society, the author discusses her clinical and educational practice and explores the multi-ethnic population. An individual assessment and treatment matrix is presented, with a: (1) horizontal dimension representing a needs assessment including ethnicity, family programming, environmental pressures, physiological state, therapy history, and client's conception of the problem; (2) vertical dimension categorizing problem areas, i.e., neuroses, abuse, relationship difficulties, intellectual behavior, stress, and possible psychoses; and (3) lateral area involving treatment techniques, i.e., ventilation/support, evaluation, concept education, process education, stress education, and referral/advocacy. Implementation of the matrix is explained by actual case studies illustrating different psychotherapeutic techniques. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - General; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981).