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Gasparini C., Gatti A.
Pubblicato nel numero: Year XXXX July – December 2012 – Number 72
Parole chiave: Language, Meaning, Idiom, Cultural psychotherapy, Interindividual communication, Representation, Culture, Mental images, Non-verbal communication

Foreign languages. Arguments of Adlerian cultural psychodynamic


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Summary. Immigration is coming more and more frequent, bringing along many problems of cultural  and linguistic communication. People of different native languages have important difficulties when  need a psychotherapy in a foreign country. This work analyzes the most common problems: Language  is not only a communication medium, but it also brings meanings, believes and behaviors which are  the integral part of the cultural heritage. This work also studies the difficulties which can rise in an  intercultural  psychotherapy and the operative ways to overcome them. At last, two clinical cases show  how language is instrumental also from a symbolical point of view.


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