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ERIC Number: EJ796325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0828-3893
A Counselling Model for Young Women in the United Arab Emirates: Cultural Considerations
Lambert, Louise
Canadian Journal of Counselling, v42 n2 p101-116 Apr 2008
Although all modalities of therapy work equally well, some models are better suited to work with specific populations. This article outlines a rationale for a counselling model used for female college students in the United Arab Emirates where the concept of counselling is not well known, and where the social and cultural organizations demand a more flexible and informal approach to helping. Two cases are presented using a systemic and solution-focused approach that accommodates culture, religion, and the gender and social hierarchy in this society through the use of family members and intermediaries.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Arab Emirates