Counseling Asian-Americans Case Study by cee-cee

Counseling Asian-Americans
A case study of a Vietnamese-American woman and her need for culturally specific counseling.
# 108854 | 832 words | 4 sources | APA | 2008 | US

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The paper describes how Judy, a Vietnamese woman, does not want to follow traditional Vietnamese cultural protocol with regard to her family. The paper discusses the cultural influences affecting Judy's inner turmoil as expressed through counseling and examines the cultural factors the counselor needs to understand prior to offering advice and assistance to Judy. The paper relates that, ideally, this will result in a mutual understanding between both parties, and allow Judy to make a decision without compromising her morals or social beliefs.

Counseling Need/Concern & History
Cultural Characteristics/Influences of Counseling Process
Culturally Specific Counseling Interventions

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Nghe, L.T., Mahalik, J.R., Lowe, S.M. (2003), Influences on Vietnamese men: Examining traditional gender roles, the refugee experience, acculturation, and racism in the United States. Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 31(4): 245
  • Sue, D. & Sue, D. (1993), Ethnic identity: Cultural factors in the psychological development of Asians in America, In, D. W. Atkinson, G. Morten, & D. W. Sue (Eds), Counseling American minorities: A cross-cultural perspective (4th Ed.). Dubuue, IA: Brown.
  • Tung, T.M. (1985), Psychiatric care for Southeast Asians: How different is different? In, T. Owan (Ed.), Vietnamese mental health: Treatment, prevention, services, training and research (pp.5-35). Washington DC: U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services
  • Uba, L. (1994), Asian Americans: personality patterns, identity and mental health. New York: The Guilford Press.

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