Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling: Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani (Hardback)
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Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling: Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani (Hardback)

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Hardback 348 Pages / Published: 09/06/2010
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This edited volume in honour of Dr Pittu Laungani, one of the leading cross-cultural psychologists of the West, brings together renowned names in the field of Psychology who critique Dr Laungani's contribution from various angles. It explores the nature of cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, specifically attempting to build bridges between Indian philosophy and the Western approaches and methods.

The various chapters consider interesting and challenging questions like culture and stress, traditional healing and Hindu spirituality, and caste, class and culture and their relationship to counselling psychology. The book will be of great interest to those teaching and studying courses on cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy and also multicultural social work.

Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9788132104452
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 504 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 x 20 mm


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Pittu Laungani`s outstanding contributions to theory and research on psychology during his distinguished career are described in detail in this excellent book. The significant impact of his work on building multicultural bridges in cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy are noted in the chapters authored by Laungani, and by distinguished colleagues who have analyzed and contributed to his work. Personal reflections on his life reported by his wife, Ann, and by colleagues and former students, contribute to a deeper and more meaningful understanding of Dr. Laungani`s work, and the substantial and enduring impact of his contributions to psychology. -- Charles D Spielberger
This edited volume present immensely important endeavours undertaken by Professor Pittu Laungani and his eminent colleagues to the field of counselling with a particular relevance to the present-day multicultural society...The editors of the volume deserves special commendation for their meticulous selection of Laungani's research papers published from time to time, [the book] provide the reader a comprehensive, well-informed, analytical and critical perspective on Laungani's path-breaking attempts in cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy.... This book is extremely valuable for the students and professionals of psychology in understanding the cultural counseling and psychotherapy. This is more than a useful resource for academics and professional counsellors and psychotherapists in the field of cross-cultural psychology...a `must read' to every student of counselling and psychotherapy. -- Indian Journal Social Science Researches

The book forces therapists steeped in western counseling traditions to re-look at their approaches to counseling and their clients.

-- Perspectives in Social Work

The book is a must read for all mental health professionals, who having been trained in the Western model, need to reconnect with their cultural backgrounds to direct mental health research and practice commensurate with their cultural requirements.

-- Indian Journal of Social Psychiatry

A useful resource for academics and practitioners in the field of counselling and multiculturalism...The book will be of great interest to those teaching and studying courses on cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy and also multicultural social work.

-- Journal of the Indian Academy of Applied Psychology
This book is a useful resource for academics and practitioners in the field of counselling and multiculturalism. It is an important intellectual contribution that engages us in the debate about human dignity. -- Indian Journal of Youth Affairs

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