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Non Western Therapies: a review of Meseron Therapy, what is the way forward?

Non Western Therapies: a review of Meseron Therapy, what is the way forward?

The usefulness of non-western therapies as it pertains to non-western clients cannot be over emphasized. Despite their necessity they meet with several challenges which limit their ready adoption and applicability in clinical practice. Could the pervasive (nearly universal) acceptance of western diagnostic tools as the primary source of diagnostic features/criteria for psychopathology as noted by Thakker & Ward, (1998) Poznyak, Reed, & Clark, (2011) be the bane of non-western therapies like Meseron psychotherapy? If yes, what is the way forward?

This paper evaluates the views of Nigerian Clinical Psychologists about non-western psychotherapies using Meseron therapy as a case study particularly in relation to knowledge base, adoption and applicability. Evidence thus sought will be used to proffer solutions and make recommendation for the way forward.