On the Use of Language in Psychotherapy with Emigres from the Former Soviet Union

By Anna Halberstadt

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), 1994

Because most emigres from the former Soviet Union have greater competence in their native tongue than in English, the use of English and switching the language during a therapy session may have a serious impact on the course of that therapy. The use of English can be a valuable means of introducing new concepts that have no equivalents in the Russian language and exploring emotionally charged material. The client's choice of language may also be a clue to difficulties experienced during the adaptation period to the new country.

Topic: Social Services, Immigration, Psychology/Psychiatry

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Volume/Issue: Vol. 71/No. 1

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Halberstadt, Anna. On the Use of Language in Psychotherapy with Emigres from the Former Soviet Union. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). 1994: http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3363


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