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ERIC Number: ED426332
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Cross-Cultural Group Counseling with Asians: A Stage-Specific Interactive Model.
Han, Yeonhee Sohn; Chen, Mei-Whei
A model for offering culturally and developmentally responsive interventions in cross-cultural groups with Asian members is provided. The "stage-specific interactive model" is based on four factors: (1) the stage of Asian clients' ethnic identity development; (2) the stage of White leaders' ethnic identity development; (3) the unique interacting patterns between the two; and (4) the stages of the group process. Ethnic identity development is distinguished from acculturation, and a "revised" model of Asian identity development is proposed. Models for discerning a White counselor's racial identity development are reviewed and a "revised" model is presented. The new "stage-specific interactive model" makes use of "style shift counseling" to promote growth while meeting clients' developmental needs. Beginning with the "forming stage" of group development, the implications of the new model are discussed. The model addresses potential problems and interventions in each specific group stage for parallel, progressive, regressive, or crossed interaction modes between White group leaders and Asian members. Special attention is paid to the differences in culture-bound values, culturally encapsulated attitudes and beliefs, verbal and nonverbal communication styles, and the nature of interpersonal dynamics. (EMK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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