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ERIC Number: EJ770638
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0193-3922
The Use of Poetry in Psychoeducational Groups with Multicultural-Multilingual Clients
Asner-Self, Kimberly K.; Feyissa, Aleme
Journal for Specialists in Group Work, v27 n2 p136-160 Jun 2002
Immigration to a different country can change one's socioeconomic status, familial and social networks, cultural behavioral norms, language, and values. Immigrants to the United States usually reevaluate themselves and their identity as a result of this acculturation process. Group counseling can help alleviate the sense of isolation many immigrants feel, normalize the acculturation process, and offer a support network. Using well-chosen poetry offers both the opportunity to discuss delicate issues and to encourage communication in English as a foreign language. This article presents an outline of a 10-session group that uses poetry to address the acculturation process. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States