Toward Socially Responsible Clinical Practice Suited to the Needs of a Global Community

Part of the International and Cultural Psychology book series (ICUP)


This chapter explores the question of the relevance of current Western psychotherapy to the lives of the majority of the world's population, in which 5 out of 6 people are non-Caucasian, and 40 million are refugees and displaced people. We examine what may constitute globally conscious integrative clinical practice aimed at fostering full-spectrum individual and community prosperity in a global era. We also examine the systemic changes and policy shifts needed in teaching, training and research.


Global community health Systemic causes Moral relativism Spiritual approaches 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Health Realization Psychotherapy and ConsultingArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Spiritual Psychology AssociatesCambridgeUSA

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