Download Author: Hedges, Lawrence E. Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP
Lawrence E. Hedges, Ph.D., Psy.D., ABPP is a psychologist-psychoanalyst in private practice in Orange, California, specializing in the training of psychotherapists and psychoanalysts. He is director of the Listening Perspectives Study Center and the founding director of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute in Tustin, California where he is a supervising and training psychoanalyst. He is an Assistant Professor at The University of California Irvine Medical School, the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Hedges is author of numerous papers and books on the practice of psychoanalytic psychotherapy including Listening Perspectives in Psychotherapy; Facing the Challenge of Liability in Psychotherapy: Practicing Defensively andSex in Psychotherapy: Sexuality, Passion, Love and Desire in the Therapeutic Encounter.In addition, Dr. Hedges offers live video and book based Continuing Education courses for mental health professionals based on many of his books; to learn more visit sfrankelgroup.com.
• To consider what possibilities we have for ending male dominance and destruction on the planet, for ending racial, religious, political, and economic dominance, exploitation, and warfare;
• To consider how we can end all forms of colonization of human minds and bodies;
• To consider how we can work toward equal opportunity for all people, toward democratization of peoples everywhere, toward global peace among all people, toward protection of all life on Earth, and toward mastery of a sustainable environment;
• To consider how as professional counselors, therapists, and educators we can meaningfully engage in Cross-Cultural Encounters that can work toward Bridging Worlds of Difference.
The perspectives outlined in Part I provide various ways of considering cross-cultural encounters in counseling, psychotherapy, education, and life in general. We now move to consider a series of such encounters reported in the psychotherapy literature that afford an opportunity to see, as it were, in slow motion what some of the factors are that may be operating in different intercultural situations.