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Immigration and acculturation : mourning, adaptation, and the next generation

Author: Salman Akhtar
Publisher: Lanham : Jason Aronson, ©2011.
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Moving from one country to another causes a radical alteration of one's cultural and geophysical surround. Separation from friends and family, loss of valued possessions, and encountering new ways of living result in mental pain and disorienting anxieties. In Immigration and Acculturation, Salman Akhtar examines the traumatic impact of immigration and the acculturation process and the psychological defenses that are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Akhtar, Salman, 1946 July 31-
Immigration and acculturation.
Lanham : Jason Aronson, ©2011
(DLC) 2010034500
(OCoLC)658810864
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Salman Akhtar
ISBN: 9780765708267 0765708264
OCLC Number: 694772643
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 294 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Leaving and arriving --
The trauma of geographical dislocation --
Being and becoming --
Work and money --
Sex and marriage --
Friendship and socialization --
Religion and politics --
The dusk and the dawn --
Encountering Middle age and getting old --
The next generation --
The wounded healer --
Challenges of being an immigrant therapist.
Responsibility: Salman Akhtar.

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This book provides clinical strategies for working with immigrant and ethnically diverse patients and their offspring while drawing observations from the humanities to reveal truths about the  Read more...

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Propelled by his own immigration experiences of coming from a vastly different culture, Salman Akhtar significantly updates his earlier work on the subject. With a psychoanalytic sensitivity, a Read more...

 
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