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Journal Title: FORUM 
Author/s:  Sabar Rustomjee 
Year:  2010 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  12 Pg. 101-112 FullText PDF:  548 KB
DOI:  10.3280/FORU2010-004009
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This article describes differences and similarities in conducting analytic individual and group psychotherapy in a 19-year-old single Indian Hindu woman who had recently immigrated to Melbourne. This case is complicated. Transference relationships between therapist and client arising from both eastern and western cultures had to be taken into consideration and required much self-questioning. Not only does the client present in a unique manner, but the entire case material presented is equally unusual. The acceptance of female sexuality in Indian culture expressed lovingly through dance and music by the client as dancer in her adoration of Hindu gods and goddesses is described. The therapist found herself in an unaccountable state of fear early in the therapy that she was later able to uncover and relate to an early encounter with a potentially unpredictable and violent tribe, the Hijras, who present with a rare form of sexual perversion. The case ends with healthy separation and individuation by the client.

Este artículo describe diferencias y similitudes en la conducción de psicoterapia individual y grupal en una mujer hindú soltera de 19 años que había emigrado recientemente a Melbourne. Es un caso complicado. Hubo que tomar en consideración y auto-cuestionar mucho la relación transferencial entre terapeuta y cliente emergente de la cultura oriental y occidental. No solo se presenta la cliente de una forma única sino que todo el material del caso es igualmente inusual. Se describe la aceptación de la sexualidad femenina en la cultura india, amorosamente expresada a través de la danza y la música por la cliente en su baile de adoración a dioses y diosas hindúes. La terapeuta se encontró en un estado inexplicable de temor desde los comienzos de la terapia, que más tarde pudo descifrar y relacionar con un encuentro temprano con una tribu potencialmente impredectible y violenta, los Hijras, que presentan una extraña forma de perversión sexual. El caso termina con una separación e individuación saludable por parte de la cliente.

Sabar Rustomjee, in "FORUM" 4/2010, pp. 101-112, DOI:10.3280/FORU2010-004009


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