A Self-Study: Being a White Psychologist in an Indian World

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Who am I as a psychologist? This book examines the role of psychologists in cross- cultural settings and explores the value of self-knowledge in the practice of psychology. Today many indigenous people are still experiencing a colonial type of therapy that is rooted in power imbalances and a managed health care system. Through narrative, story, poetry and psychotherapy this book shows the importance of personal growth and informs the practice of being a `good psychologist'. It asks the reader to consider how cross-cultural experiences influence professional psychology discourse and practices as well as to explore the relationships between dominant psychology systems and cultural enactments.