Balancing general cultural awareness with a consciousness that is open, curious, and humble moves clinicians beyond assumptions and stereotypes to learn from each individual client. Developed from multicultural training in Japan and the U.S., this therapy is based in mindful compassion rather than a set of skills. Multicultural Encounters: Case Narratives from a Counseling Practice illustrates how we can understand the human condition and respond to the needs of diverse clients.
Articles & Interviews
Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (2005). Whose Responsibility? Therapists and Clients in a Multicultural World. Japanese Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 22 No 3, 2005, pp. 224—227 (In Japanese).
Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (2005). Reflections on the Responsibility in Therapist and Client from the Perspective of Multicultural Counseling. Japanese Journal of Family Therapy, Vol 22 No 1, 2005, pp. 17—19 (In Japanese).
Murphy-Shigematsu, S. (2002). Psychological Barriers for International Students in Japan. International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling. 24: 19—30.
“Cultural Psychiatry and Minority Identities in Japan: A Constructivist Narrative Approach to Therapy.” Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, February 2000, 63(4):371-84
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