Affirmative psychotherapy for American Jews.

  title={Affirmative psychotherapy for American Jews.},
  author={Lewis Z. Schlosser},
  volume={43 4},
As psychotherapists have increasingly attended to issues of culture, race, and ethnicity in their clinical work, some groups have not received adequate attention in the professional literature. One such group is American Jews, who represent a small, culturally distinct group of people who have experienced a long history of oppression. Because of the substantial within-group variability, stereotypes are often used in the place of knowledge about or actual experience working with American Jews… 
Exploration of Jewish Ethnic Identity
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Engaging in psychotherapy with the Orthodox Jew: a critical review.
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A critical overview of the current knowledge of engaging in psychotherapy with a cultural minority, Orthodox Jews, is provided and Flexibility is required, to chose treatment modalities that best fit with the patient's beliefs.
Encyclopedia of multicultural psychology
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Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists.
These “Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists” reflect knowledge and skills needed for the profession in the midst of dramatic historic sociopolitical changes in U.S. society, as well as needs of new constituencies, markets, and clients.
Religious Diversity from a Jewish Perspective
The exploration of spiritual and religious diversity may receive less attention in counselor education than is warranted, resulting in counselors who are unprepared to deal with spiritual and
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Handbook of Cross-Cultural and Multicultural Personality Assessment
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