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Asian Americans' experiences provide context for counseling

Bogue, Heidi (2011) Asian Americans' experiences provide context for counseling. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal.

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Counseling with any specific ethnic group requires the willingness to understand and a foundation of knowledge of the individuals within that group. These two areas of competency create a framework for working with clients who are diverse, especially if there is a difference between the client’s and counselor’s ethnicity. This is especially true for counselors working with Asian Americans because of the variety of educational, economic, religious, and cultural norms that this ethnic group embodies. There are many differences among Asian American groups in educational attainment, socioeconomic status, and perceived value of acculturation. A discussion of some of these facets in relation to culture of origin for Asian Americans is shared. These aspects of diversity offer a basis for implications and recommendations for counselors who work with this dynamic group of individuals. In addition, specific counseling techniques are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is published annually and dedicated to publishing refereed articles related to professional counseling in general and issues and counseling approaches that focus on wellness and personal adjustment. Publication priority was given to current Masters and Doctoral students from CACREP-accredited Counseling Programs with active Chi Sigma Iota Chapters. Counseling & Wellness: A Professional Counseling Journal is the official publication of the Beta Alpha Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota at Northern Arizona University.
Keywords: wellness, asian american, counseling, experience, ethnicity
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Department/Unit: Journals > Counseling and Wellness Journal
Date Deposited: 11 Feb 2016 21:08
URI: http://openknowledge.nau.edu/id/eprint/2493

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