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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Singh, Anneliese A.; Wu, Jenny – Counseling Psychologist, 2012
This article provides an overview of the Asian American Psychological Association (AAPA). A brief history is provided, followed by current status and resources, connections to counseling psychology, and implications for the Society of Counseling Psychology and for the future of the AAPA. AAPA was created in 1972 in response to psychology's neglect…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Counseling Psychology, Psychologists, Professional Associations
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Miller, Matthew J.; Kim, Jungeun; Chen, Grace A.; Alvarez, Alvin N. – Assessment, 2012
The authors conducted exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of the Asian American Racism-Related Stress Inventory (AARRSI) to further examine the underlying factor structure in a total sample of 1,273 Asian American participants. In the first step of analysis, an exploratory factor analysis with 651 participants yielded a 13-item two-factor…
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Asian Americans, Anxiety, Racial Discrimination
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Liang, Christopher T. H.; Alvarez, Alvin N.; Juang, Linda P.; Liang, Mandy X. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2007
On the basis of stress and coping theory, the authors examined coping as a mediator of the relationship between perceptions of racism and racism-related stress with a sample of Asian American college students (N = 336). Results indicated that coping mediated the relationship between racism and racism-related stress differentially by gender. The…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Coping, Asian Americans, Racial Bias
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Orozco, Graciela L.; Alvarez, Alvin N.; Gutkin, Terry – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2010
In-depth interviews with 363 students across nine campuses capture the experiences of Latino, African American, Asian, Native American, White and Immigrant students in the California community college system. Four themes emerged with respect to advising and counseling: (a) Differences in the Use of Counseling and Advising; (b) The Importance of…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Cultural Awareness, Counselor Client Relationship, Academic Advising
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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Liu, William Ming – New Directions for Student Services, 2002
Collaboration between student affairs professional and Asian American studies faculty may be mutually beneficial by contributing to holistic student development and creating supportive environments for Asian American students. (Contains 29 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Environment, College Students, Educational Cooperation
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Kodama, Corinne Maekawa; Lee, Sunny; Liang, Christopher T. H.; Alvarez, Alvin N.; McEwen, Marylu K. – New Directions for Student Services, 2002
The authors identify Asian American associations and organizations, academic journals, periodicals, and media resources. Selected annotated resources on Asian American activism and politics, counseling and psychology, educational issues, gender and sexual orientation, history, policy reports, and racial and ethnic identity are also included.…
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Counseling, Educational Resources, Organizations (Groups)
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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Juang, Linda P. – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 2010
Although the literature on Asian Americans and racism has been emerging, few studies have examined how coping influences one's encounters with racism. To advance the literature, the present study focused on the psychological impact of Filipino Americans' experiences with racism and the role of coping as a mediator using a community-based sample of…
Descriptors: Coping, Filipino Americans, Asian Americans, Males
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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Helms, Janet E. – Cultural Diversity & Ethnic Minority Psychology, 2001
The racial adjustment of Asian American university students (N=188) was assessed to examine the importance of race in their lives. Both racial identity status and reflected appraisals were significantly related to collective self-esteem as one measure of Asian American racial adjustment. Discusses the importance of the counselor's awareness of…
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Asian American Students, College Students, Counselor Client Relationship
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Alvarez, Alvin N. – New Directions for Student Services, 2002
Racial identity is an important but often overlooked aspect of working with Asian American college students. An understanding of racial identity theory can provide useful insight into the ways students experience and deal with college experiences, peers, and their identity. (Contains 21 references.) (Author)
Descriptors: Asian American Students, College Students, Higher Education, Peer Relationship
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Alvarez, Alvin N.; Kimura, Erin F. – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 2001
Utilizes Helms's People of Color racial identity model as the theoretical basis for a case conceptualization involving a fictional Asian American male client coping with racism. Explores counseling strategies in light of the influence of racial identity statuses and cultural variables on the counseling process. (Contains 38 references.) (GCP)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Case Studies, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counseling Techniques