Value-sensitive therapy: Learning from ultra-Orthodox patients

Samuel C. Heilman, Eliezer Witztum

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    This paper explores the issues that arise when psychotherapists and patients do not share a common value system. Using three case studies of ultra-Orthodox Jewish patients who hold religious values and beliefs, the paper illustrataes and defines a strategy of 'value-sensitive therapy.' It argues for treating patients without demeaning or discounting their values and beliefs.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)522-541
    Number of pages20
    JournalAmerican Journal of Psychotherapy
    Issue number4
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 1997

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Clinical Psychology


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