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ERIC Number: EJ893775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
N'Deup and Mental Health: Implications for Treating Senegalese Immigrants in the US
Conwill, William
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v32 n3 p202-213 Sep 2010
Africans, especially the Senegalese, have been the largest visible immigrant group in the United States (US) over the last 30 years. The cultural understanding necessary for effectively providing for their mental and other health needs is limited. This article involves a first-person phenomenographic (Marton 1986) account of an investigation of the Senegalese system of mental health care at its roots in Dakar, Senegal. Thick description (Geertz 1973) is pursued, with appropriate attention to details of ethnographic fieldwork. The knowledge obtained provides a basis for understanding mental health needs and expectations of Senegalese immigrants in the United States, and implications for counseling are considered.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Senegal