The purpose of this study is to identify sources of psychopathology outside of the fundamental ideology of mainstream clinical psychology. Contemporary western clinical psychology has aligned itself with a fundamental ideology which maintains that pathogenesis is found in the individual and not in the social or political world. This paper will argue that psychology has become oppressive. The clinical application of this exposition will include a psychological interpretation of the collective Jewish narrative, thereby demonstrating the importance of identifying the source of psychopathology as originating in cultural and historical contexts, not simply within the person. The dissertation therefore encompasses individual and social psychology. The design used will be narrative. At this stage in the research, the collective Jewish narratives will be defined as the combined narratives of Jewish persons and Jewish history.
|Commitee:||Phillips, Wendy, Zaejian, Jasenn|
|School:||Pacifica Graduate Institute|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-A 75/06(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Social research, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Cultural, Historical, Judaism, Narratives, Psychology, Psychopathology|
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