"Within the Afrikan context, humanity is focused on one’s being in the world. A person is determined good (sane) or not good (insane) on the basis of one’s behaviors. If one’s behaviors is deemed to be communally beneficial then that person has good character or what the Yoruba of West Afrika call iwa pele. This idea is a manifestation of Ubuntu. For the Afrikan no discussion about the color of one’s skin was relevant to the idea of character, or this would only explain the esoteric aspect of being. The exoteric is that which is of great significance to the Afrikan minded thinker. How does one be in the world? What do they do that adds beauty to life? How do they enhance the existence of the community? These are the questions of relevancy that are posed towards a person with respect to the Afrikan Worldview." - Written by Dr. Kevin Washington. Quote POSTED BY Frederica-Azania Clare: Quoted from, WRITTEN BY, Kevin Washington, Ph.D. "ZULU TRADITIONAL HEALING", "AFRIKAN PSYCHOLOGY" & UBUNTU PSYCHOLOGY.
Dr. Kevin Washington and Ubuntu Psychology: "As a Fulbright-Hays scholar Kevin researched the impact of socializing institutions on the healing or restructuring of post-apartheid South Africa. Additionally, he researched traditional healing systems in South Africa and Ghana, West Africa. Kevin is developing therapy (healing) paradigms for working with ethnically and culturally diverse populations with an emphasis on African American families, relationships, and men. The major thrust of the paradigms is to ensure that methods of healing are consistent with the essence and desires of diverse populations. His African Centered therapeutic model (Ubuntu Psychology) has been implemented in the Prosocial Family Therapy Project that provided in-home family therapy. It is being utilized with his consultant relationships and with his psychotherapy clients."-University of Central Florida