ISBN 9788132104452,Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling : Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani

Bridging East-West Psychology and Counselling : Exploring the Work of Pittu Laungani


Roy Moodley


SAGE India



SAGE India

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9788132104452

ISBN-10 8132104455

Hard Back

Number of Pages 348 Pages
Language (English)


This edited volume in honour of Dr Pittu Laungani, one of the leading cross-cultural psychologists of the West, brings together renowned names in the field of Psychology who critique Dr Laungani?s contribution from various angles. It explores the nature of cross-cultural psychology, counselling and psychotherapy, specifically attempting to build bridges between Indian philosophy and the Western approaches and methods. The various chapters consider interesting and challenging questions like culture and stress, traditional healing and Hindu spirituality, and caste, class and culture and their relationship to counselling psychology. The book will be of great interest to those teaching and studying courses on cross-cultural counselling and psychotherapy and also multicultural social work. Table of Contents Foreword by Dr ALVIN CURLING Introduction I: BUILDING MULTIPLE CULTURAL BRIDGES Building Multicultural Counselling Bridges: The Holy Grail or a Poisoned Chalice PITTU LAUNGANI The Reciprocal Gaze: Pittu Laungani?s Musings about Culture and Stress AMRITA NARAYANAN Traditional Healing and Spirituality: Pittu Laungani Building Bridges in Counselling ROY MOODLEY Dancing with the Master: An Interview with Pittu Laungani LANA STERMAC II: PLAYING AMONGST THE PILLARS OF EAST-WEST PSYCHOLOGY Cross-Cultural Psychology: A Handmaiden to Mainstream Western Psychology PITTU LAUNGANI Unresolved Issues in Philosophy and Psychology: Implications for Therapy PITTU LAUNGANI Playing Amidst the Pillars: Pittu Laungani and Yogic Psychology AMRITA NARAYANAN South Asian Traditional Healing in Counselling: Laungani?s Search for a Transcultural Approach AANCHAL RAI and ROY MOODLEY East-West Journey in Counselling Psychology: An Interview with Pittu Laungani ROY MOODLEY III: TOWARDS WISDOM IN THE PRACTICE OF COUNSELLING AND THERAPY Transcending the Boundaries of Counselling: Pittu Laungani as Master Counsellor JURIS G DRAGUNS Caste, Class and Culture: A Case Study PITTU LAUNGANI Pittu Laungani a Bicultural Psychologist: Commentary on ?Caste, Class and Culture? ALAN ROLAND Solitude of Unbearable Shame: An Analysis of Two Case Studies by Pittu Laungani SABAR RUSTOMJEE Becoming a Cultural Chameleon: Pittu Laungani, Western Counsellors and Multicultural Clients WILLIAM WEST IV : MULTICULTURAL TRANSITIONS AND THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIPS Counselling and Therapy in a Multicultural Setting PITTU LAUNGANI Migration, Cultural Values and the Medical Model: Pittu Laungani and Psychotherapy RUTH M LIJTMAER Tortoises and Turtles: Pittu Laungani, Cultural Transitions and Therapeutic Relations FEVRONIA CHRISTODOULIDI and COLIN LAGO Transcending East/West Boundaries: Pittu Laungani and Cross-cultural Counselling MAYA HAMMER and WASEEM ALLADIN Pittu Laungani, Multicultural Humanism and Eclectic Psychotherapy SANDRA E S NEIL Religious Rites and Rituals in Death and Bereavement: An Indian Experience PITTU LAUNGANI V: PERSONAL REFLECTIONS OF FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES Antoinette D Thomas Ann R Laungani Stephen Palmer Waseem Alladin Uwe P Gielen Richard De Zoysa Nicolo Pipitone Index