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Psychotherapy as a Healing Practice, Scientific Endeavor, and Social Justice Action

Psychotherapy as a Healing Practice, Scientific Endeavor, and Social Justice Action The author discusses the evolution of psychotherapy as a healing practice, a scientific endeavor, and a multicultural empowering process. Social justice, the next force in psychotherapy, is presented. The author predicts that psychotherapy will embrace its sociopolitical nature by subscribing to social justice action. Within this framework, psychotherapists can work toward the promotion of political, social, economic, and cultural rights of oppressed individuals. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychotherapy American Psychological Association

Psychotherapy as a Healing Practice, Scientific Endeavor, and Social Justice Action

Psychotherapy , Volume 49 (4): 2 – Dec 1, 2012

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Publisher
American Psychological Association
Copyright
Copyright © 2012 American Psychological Association
ISSN
0033-3204
eISSN
1939-1536
DOI
10.1037/a0027820
pmid
23205834
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Abstract

The author discusses the evolution of psychotherapy as a healing practice, a scientific endeavor, and a multicultural empowering process. Social justice, the next force in psychotherapy, is presented. The author predicts that psychotherapy will embrace its sociopolitical nature by subscribing to social justice action. Within this framework, psychotherapists can work toward the promotion of political, social, economic, and cultural rights of oppressed individuals.

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PsychotherapyAmerican Psychological Association

Published: Dec 1, 2012

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