The Yoruba Cure Publication date : March 1, 1998
When dealing with immigrant patients, this means situating the patient and hisor her illness in a familial, social, cultural, and religious context. Thehealer then appears as a technician in the therapeutic field who knows how tomanipulate objects, ancient words of wisdom, and the correspondences betweenthem.
Tobie Nathan is a clinical psychologist and the director of the psychologydepartment at the University of Paris-VII. He also directs the CentreGeorges-Devereux, which specialises in psychological assistance to migrantfamilies. He is the author of L'Influence qui Guérit (1994),Psychanalyse Païenne (Opus series, 1995), andPsychothérapies (1998).
Lucien Hounkpatin is a therapist at the Centre Georges-Devreux.