Current developments in French ethnopsychoanalysis

University of Paris 13, France.
Transcultural Psychiatry (Impact Factor: 0.99). 07/2011; 48(3):205-27. DOI: 10.1177/1363461511402868
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT French ethnopsychoanalytic approaches to therapy with immigrants combine the psychoanalytical interest in subjectivity with a specific concern for cultural factors and with the role migration plays as a crucial life event. Recent approaches consider culture as profoundly hybrid and use the notions of ''métissage'' and ''décentrage'' as central concepts. This article presents extracts from a qualitative study of ethnopsychoanalytic therapies with immigrant families. The authors argue that the ethnopsychoanalytic approach helps to open new ways of considering cultural hybridity and create a third space where experiences ''from the margins'' may be verbalized.


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