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Sanity and SanctityMental Health Work Among the Ultra-Orthodox in Jerusalem$
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David Greenberg and Eliezer Witztum

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780300071917

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300071917.001.0001

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The Healing Power of Ritual

The Healing Power of Ritual

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(p.270) 24 The Healing Power of Ritual
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Sanity and Sanctity
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David Greenberg

Eliezer Witztum

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300071917.003.0024

A key ingredient in working with patients from a minority culture is for the therapist to have credibility and be able to give the patient something meaningful at the beginning of the intervention. This chapter presents two cases to illustrate these ideas. In the first case, neither goal was achieved; in the second both were.

Keywords:   ultra-orthodox Jews, minorities, therapists, psychotherapy

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