INDIGENOUS PSYCHOTHERAPIES IN SINGAPORE
Lee, B.O., National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
This presentation discusses the relevance of traditional medicine and folk therapies to counseling with Chinese clients in Singapore. It begins with the definition of "indigenous psychotherapies" followed by discussion on their implications for counseling. Four Chinese indigenous psychotherapies were selected for discussion: traditional Chinese medicine, dang-ki (Chinese shamanism), feng-shui (Chinese geomancy), and qiu-qian (Chinese divination).