Psychosocial Aspects of the Therapeutic Process

  • Anna Mitchell-Jackson


Cognitive, conative, and coping skills are influenced by a multitude of factors. Most salient among these factors are cultural and psychosocial influences. The manner in which information is organized and processed is affected by these factors as well as the way that behavior is categorized and understood. The purpose of this chapter is to describe the potential impact of cultural, social, and psychological variables on the conceptualization of behavior, on the development of psychotherapeutic models of treatment, and on psychotherapeutic process. Three major premises will be advanced in this chapter.


Black Patient Black Community Black People Therapeutic Process Psychosocial Aspect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anna Mitchell-Jackson
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  1. 1.University of Colorado Health Sciences CenterDenverUSA

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