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ERIC Number: EJ854602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 69
ISSN: ISSN-0011-0000
The Development of Indigenous Counseling in Contemporary Confucian Communities
Hwang, Kwang-Kuo
Counseling Psychologist, v37 n7 p930-943 2009
In view of the limitations of mainstream Western psychology, the necessity of indigenous psychology for the development of global community psychology is discussed in the context of multiculturalism. In addition to this general introduction, four articles underlying a common theme were designed to discuss (a) various types of value conflicts between Confucian cultural heritage and Western individualism in an age of globalization; (b) the psychometric approach for measuring collectivistic conflict; (c) a counseling model of situational self-relation coordination for Chinese clients to handle interpersonal conflicts; and (d) the psychotherapeutic implications of various self-cultivation practices originating from the cultural traditions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. The articles in this special issue may contribute to the development of indigenous counseling practice in multicultural Chinese communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Asia; United States