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ERIC Number: ED217320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
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Adjustment Therapy with Japanese.
Motet, Dan
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
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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