ERIC Number: ED217320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Adjustment Therapy with Japanese.
This paper proposes that the automatic use of therapeutic approaches devised for Americans and Europeans with clients belonging to different cultures may be counter-productive. Cultural differences between Caucasian-Americans and Japanese-Americans are examined and general elements to be considered in counseling Japanese-Americans are explained. Methods of dealing with potential reentry problems, family environment, age and sex of client, nonverbal and verbal communication differences, and certain American customs that may be offensive to the Japanese are discussed. Suggestions for therapists to help bridge cultural differences and establish rapport with Japanese clients during the initial interviews are provided. The Allo-Centered Psychotherapy approach is presented as a model of therapy suitable for Japanese clients. (Author/NRB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Allo Centered Psychotherapy; Significant Other
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Psychological Association (61st, Los Angeles, CA, April 9-12, 1981). For related document, see CG 015 925.