In recognition of the absence of the presentation of depth psychological approaches to multicultural issues in graduate level courses and texts, hermeneutic and heuristic research methodologies are applied to explore depth-oriented psychotherapeutic issues and techniques for working with Chicano clients. Students and practitioners can be more effective in making depth psychotherapy more accessible to the Chicano population by gaining a solid understanding of how the ethnic unconscious informs the worldview and self-identity of both clinician and patient. Chicano worldview and cultural meaning are explored within the context of a common history, belief systems, and cultural values that inform the Chicano psyche. The myth of Aztlán and nine cultural themes affecting Chicano worldview and self-identity are discussed in addition to how depth therapeutic approaches, including dream analysis, can be modified to more empathically embrace the Chicano psyche. A case study, wherein the author and his analyst work on a dream presenting imagery from the author’s ethnic unconscious, is presented as an example of how the methods discussed can be clinically applied.
|Advisor:||O, Jorge de la|
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 50/06M, Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social psychology, Counseling Psychology, Developmental psychology|
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