Family Therapy and Transcultural Psychiatry

  title={Family Therapy and Transcultural Psychiatry},
  author={Vincenzo F. Dinicola},
  journal={Transcultural Psychiatry},
  pages={113 - 81}
  • V. F. Dinicola
  • Published 1 June 1985
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Transcultural Psychiatry
a wide-ranging fox whose alliance with dynamic &dquo;depth&dquo; psychology has been a misalliance, as -it was for anthropology (Favazza and Oman, 1980). It is suggested that the breadth of family therapy makes it a better fit for transcultural psychiatry, as they are two similar maps of the same territory. Because no therapeutic approach has been able to incorporate its cultural observations, the research generated by transcultural psychiatry has had little clinical impact, advocating by… 
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