WHAT ARE THE THEORY AND TECHNIQUE OF CULTURALIST THERAPY IN MENTAL HEALTH?
The theory of Culturalist Therapy begins with a consideration of the origins of the human being — with a study of evolution and cultural anthropology. Anthropologist Hallowell noted that what anthropologists call “culture” is not instinctual but learned. It includes the transmission of learnedbehavior through the symbolic means of language. A system of social interaction was necessary for human evolution. This development could not have taken place without the evolution of the human brain; with advancing cortical development came the ability to use words as symbols for percepts and concepts that are passed on from generation to generation. This ever accelerating ability to transmit knowledge produced a psychosocial evolution that was thousands of times faster than anything that could have occurred through ordinary biological evolution.
This would indicate that social existence is not only created by man but also continually creates and develops man.This concept is the key to…
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