Abstract

An increasing awareness of cultural differences (rather than the more politically correct “diversity,” which is more related to multicultural societies) is raising issues in many fields concerning the inappropriateness of applying concepts undiluted from one culture to another. Post-colonial sensitivities are part of this dynamic. This article explores some cultural concepts in the context of groups and group work, links this to a Gestalt perspective, and raises issues potentially important to Gestalt therapists, trainers, and OSD consultants working internationally.

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