Transference and Empathy in Asian American Psychotherapy: Cultural Values and Treatment Needs

Transference and Empathy in Asian American Psychotherapy: Cultural Values and Treatment Needs

by Jean Lau Chin, Joan Huser Liem, George K. Hong, Ham f MaryAnna
     
 

ISBN-10: 027594493X

ISBN-13: 9780275944933

Pub. Date: 05/30/1993

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The Asian American population is increasing rapidly and, not unpredictably, so are its mental health needs. A number of cultural factors and stressors common to Asian Americans pose obstacles to the successful employment of Western psychotherapy approaches and counseling---for example, the central role of the family in Asian life and the culturally based,

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Overview

The Asian American population is increasing rapidly and, not unpredictably, so are its mental health needs. A number of cultural factors and stressors common to Asian Americans pose obstacles to the successful employment of Western psychotherapy approaches and counseling---for example, the central role of the family in Asian life and the culturally based, traditional stigma associated with mental health problems. The authors, all practicing psychotherapists, focus on the critical aspects of transference and empathy in their consideration of the mental health approaches and therapies appropriate to ethnic minority population.

The work has value as a resource for professionals and as a training guide for those intending to practice as psychotherapists and counselors in minority communities. It offers extraordinary insights and practical guidance through the use of case studies. Not only do these identify problems stemming from the racial differences between client and therapist, but they also provide rich clinical examples of case diagnosis, treatment plans, and client status statements. This is an important book that will further both the theory and practice of psychotherapy among minority populations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275944933
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/30/1993
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1310L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Contextual Factors in Psychotherapy with Asian Americans by George K. Hong

Transference and Empathy

Transference by Jean Lau Chin

Empathy by MaryAnna Domokos-Cheng Ham

Case Discussions

A. Robert: A Case of Biracial Identity Confusion

Mr. Chan: Synthesizing Eastern and Western Psychotherapeutic Approaches

Kai-Ming: A Case of Somatic Delusions

Anna: Bridging Generations and Cultures

Conclusion by Joan Huser Liem

Suggestions for Further Use of the Monograph

Annotated Bibliography

Index

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