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Asian American Treatment Strategies
Looks at the concept of multiculturalism and how it applies to the treatment of Asian Americans when receiving counseling.
# 153533 | 1,245 words | 8 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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This paper explains that the concept of multiculturalism should embody different ethnic clusters living separately but equally together to build up a better community as a diverse single unit; however, when interacting with clients, it is still critical to have an understanding about their cultural diversity. Next, the author reviews characteristics of individuals in this cultural group that Western counselors must consider when developing their treatment strategy. The paper underscores that an Asian American treatment strategy should be based on a general comprehension of the client's culture, the counselor's host culture, client's personality and the counselor's own socialization.

Table of Contents:
Bridging the Gap
Multicultural Counseling
Asian American Treatment Strategies

From the Paper:

"In emergent countries the relationship between counsel and patient is not governed by a strict set of prearranged rules and regulations. There are limited forms of intimacy between the patient and counsel. For the most part the various members of the family or community can be parties to the healing process, and are spokespersons for the individual needing assistance. The counsel is usually a respected senior authority member of the community. This varies from the Western standards of counseling patients in a democratic interpersonal dialogue, which is a profitable service no matter the results. Although the participants are generally strangers, there are publicly authorized rules and ethical standards regulating the counselor-patient association.
"Bodily grievances are a customary and ethnically traditional method of communicating psychological and emotional stress. Symptoms usually involve headaches, fatigue, restlessness, and disturbances in sleep and appetite. By treating the physical manifestation of the physiological issues facing the patient is the best starting point of treatment within the Asian American community. Therefore sending the client to have a physical examination before confronting them with any diagnosis or treatment plan is best."

Sample of Sources Used:

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