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Fish, Jefferson M.

Works: 14 works in 79 publications in 1 language and 5,200 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Cross-cultural studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Jefferson M Fish
Race and intelligence : separating science from myth by Jefferson M Fish( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 1,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, reported racial disparities in IQ scores have been the subject of raging debates in the behavioral and social sciences and education. What can be made of these test results in the context of current scientific knowledge about human evolution and cognition? Unfortunately, discussion of these issues has tended to generate more heat than light." "Now, the distinguished authors of this book offer powerful new illumination. Representing a range of disciplines - psychology, anthropology, biology, economics, history, philosophy, sociology, and statistics - the authors review the concept of race and then the concept of intelligence. Presenting a wide range of findings, they put the experience of the United States - so frequently the only focus of attention - in global perspective. They also show that the human species has no "races" in the biological sense (although cultures have a variety of folk concepts of "race"), that there is no single form of intelligence, and that formal education helps individuals to develop a variety of cognitive abitities. Race and Intelligence offers the most comprehensive and definitive response thus far to claims of innate differences in intelligence among races."--Jacket
Handbook of culture, therapy, and healing by Uwe P Gielen( Book )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emotional, as well as physical distress, is a heritage from our hominid ancestors; it has been experienced by every group of human beings since our emergence as a species. And every known culture has developed systems of conceptualization and intervention for addressing it. The editors have brought together leading psychologists, psychiatrists, anthropologists, and others to consider the interaction of psychosocial, biological, and cultural variables as they influence the assessment of health and illness and the course of therapy. The volume includes broadly conceived theoretical and survey chapters; detailed descriptions of specific healing traditions in Asia, the Americas, Africa, and the Arab world. The Handbook of Culture, Therapy, and Healing is a unique resource, containing information about Western therapies practiced in non-Western cultures, non-Western therapies practiced both in their own context and in the West
Drugs and society : U.S. public policy( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of race and psychotherapy by Jefferson M Fish( )

15 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Publisher-supplied data] Is our society color-blind? Trans-racial? Post-racial? And what if anything should this mean to professionals in clinical practice with diverse clients? The ambitious volume The Concept of Race and Psychotherapy probes these questions, compelling readers to look differently at their clients (and themselves), and offering a practical framework for more effective therapy. By tracing the racial folk taxonomies of eight cultures in the Americas and the Caribbean, the author elegantly defines race as a fluid construct, dependent on local social, political, and historical context for meaning but meaningless in the face of science. This innovative perspective informs the rest of the book, which addresses commonly held assumptions about problem behavior and the desire to change, and presents a social-science-based therapy model, applicable to a wide range of current approaches, that emphasizes both cultural patterns and client uniqueness. Among the highlights of the coverage: Common elements in therapy and healing across cultures. The psychological appeal of racial concepts despite scientific evidence to the contrary. Lessons psychology can learn from anthropology. Three types of therapeutic relationships, with strategies for working effectively in each. The phenomenon of discontinuous change in brief therapy. Solution-focused therapy from a cross-cultural perspective. Thought-provoking reading for psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and other mental health professionals as well as graduate students in these fields, The Concept of Race and Psychotherapy affirms the individuality and the interconnectedness of every client
Placebo therapy by Jefferson M Fish( Book )

11 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to legalize drugs( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No wonder the war on drugs is being lost: the warriors' arrows are all pointed in the wrong directions. The black-market-driven effects of prohibition, which include crime and its spiraling scourges as well as death and disease, are overall counterproductive. Ironically, the severe penalties intended to halt serious abuse intimidate the occasional user but not the real target, whose desperate search for consolation in drugs is more result than cause of the misery of marginalization. The rationale for reform, most commonly rooted in a cost/benefit comparison (public harm versus public health) or in the libertarian argument, comprises the first part of this persuasive plea for a paradigm shift and paves the way for the second, on approaches to legalizing drugs
Principles of multicultural counseling and therapy( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an era of globalization characterized by widespread migration and cultural contacts, psychologists, counselors, and other mental health professionals face a unique challenge: how does one practice successfully when working with clients from so many different backgrounds? Gielen, Draguns, and Fish argue that an understanding of the general principles of multicultural counseling is of great importance to all practitioners. The lack of this knowledge can have several negative consequences during therapy, including differences in expectations between counselor and client, misdiagnosis of the client's concerns, missed non-verbal cues, and the client feeling that she has been misunderstood. This volume focuses on the general nature of cultural influences in counseling rather than on counseling specific ethnic groups. Counseling practices from all over the world, not just those of Western society, are explored. Bringing together the work of a diverse group of international experts, the editors have compiled a volume that is not only concise and teachable, but also an essential guidebook for all mental-health professionals
Culture and therapy : an integrative approach by Jefferson M Fish( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This important new work places therapy in its sociocultural context and expands therapists' understanding of how culture and ethnicity impact on the therapeutic process. The author, Jefferson Fish, has a binocular vision of the therapist as subject and object. One views oneself both as an individual and as a representative of one's culture, as both an insider in one's own culture and an outsider in another culture, and as both the recipient of environmental influences and an influencer of the environment. Culture and Therapy helps clinicians recognize their own assumptions, learn from their clients, and make their skills and knowledge more useful to people from unfamiliar backgrounds
The myth of race by Jefferson M Fish( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The "Myth of Race" deals concisely with a wide range of topics, from how the concept of race differs in different cultures and race relations in the United States, to IQ tests and the census. It draws on scientific knowledge to topple a series of myths that pass as facts, correct false assumptions, and clarify cultural misunderstandings about the highly charged topic of race
Empathy and the reported emotional experiences of beginning psychotherapists by Jefferson M Fish( )

2 editions published between 1969 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gender and personality differences in the appreciation of cartoon humor by Barbara Henkin( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

What anthropology can do for psychology : facing physics envy, ethnocentrism and a belief in "race" by Jefferson M Fish( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Principles of multicultural counseling and therapy( )

1 edition published in 2008 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Race and intelligence : separating science from myth
Handbook of culture, therapy, and healingDrugs and society : U.S. public policyThe concept of race and psychotherapyHow to legalize drugsPrinciples of multicultural counseling and therapyCulture and therapy : an integrative approach
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