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Fernando, Delini M.; Hebert, Barbara B. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Separated by continents and cultures, survivors of the Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina share a common bond in their extreme trauma and ensuing struggles. The authors discuss and illustrate core ideas based on the commonalities derived from the experiences of women survivors of these two disasters.
Descriptors: Females, Resilience (Psychology), Natural Disasters, Fear
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Booth, Caroline S.; Myers, Jane E. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Women, especially African American women, have traditionally been in low-paying careers. This exploratory study examined how career aspirations are affected by future career and family plans. Results revealed that African American undergraduate women had higher career aspirations than Caucasian undergraduate women and also planned for multiple…
Descriptors: Females, Whites, African Americans, Occupational Aspiration
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Ratts, Manivong J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
The development of multicultural and advocacy competencies evolved out of the multicultural and social justice movements. To help readers more fully understand the complementary nature between these 2 sets of competencies and to connect both movements, this article introduces the Multicultural and Advocacy Dimensions model. Implications are also…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Cultural Pluralism, Advocacy, Models
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Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C.; Lambert, Richard G.; Hakim-Larson, Julie – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
The authors examined discrimination history, backlash fear, and ethnic identity of Arab Americans nationally at 3 times, beginning shortly after September 11, 2001. Relations between variables were moderate, and discrimination history and backlash fear were statistically significant predictors of ethnic identity. Implications for acculturation and…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Arabs, Fear, Racial Bias
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Hassert, Silva; Kurpius, Sharon E. Robinson – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Breastfeeding, additional children, and partner relationship predicted postpartum depression among 59 Latinas who had an infant who was 6 months old or younger. The most powerful predictor was conflict with partner. Counselors working with Latinas experiencing postpartum depression should explore the partner relationship, particularly relationship…
Descriptors: Conflict, Depression (Psychology), Nutrition, Hispanic Americans
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Miller, John K.; Stone, Dana J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
The authors examined factors influencing career aspirations of doctoral students of color in family therapy doctoral programs across the country, with a special focus on careers in the professoriate. Qualitative interviews were conducted with students at varying levels of degree completion. Respondents discussed barriers to careers in academia as…
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Family Counseling
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Peters, Heather J.; Krumm, Angela J.; Gonzales, Rufus R.; Gunter, Kensa K.; Paez, Karen N.; Zygowicz, Sharon D.; Haggins, Kristee L. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Psychology training programs have a responsibility to train multiculturally competent psychologists. Predoctoral interns were surveyed to compare the multicultural environment of academic and internship programs. Internship programs were perceived as more multicultural than were academic programs. Factors contributing to differences are examined,…
Descriptors: Psychologists, Internship Programs, Multicultural Education, College Programs
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Sullivan, Tia N.; Scott, David A.; Nocks, Elaine C. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Research on implicit prejudice suggests that target person judgments may be affected by unintentional, but well-learned, cognitive associations. Ethnicity, gender, and smiling or nonsmiling expression were varied as cues in White college students' perception tasks. The results of a factorial experiment are included as well as a discussion of the…
Descriptors: Cues, Student Attitudes, White Students, Ethnic Groups
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Khodayarifard, Mohammad; McClenon, James – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Iranian clinical psychologists have devised family therapy methods that use cognitive behavior models that ft with their collectivist Islamic culture. The authors review Islamic-based strategies and describe family therapy with a culturally specific case of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. Family therapy, adapted to integrated,…
Descriptors: Anxiety Disorders, Islamic Culture, Psychologists, Behavior Modification
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McDonald, K. Elizabeth – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
This study explored differences in wellness scores between a transcultural sample and the normative sample of the Five Factor Wellness Inventory (5F-Wel; Myers & Sweeney, 2005c). Differences between the two groups were found on all scales of the 5F-Wel, with transculturals scoring higher than the normative sample. Implications for…
Descriptors: Wellness, Counseling Techniques, Cultural Differences, Comparative Analysis
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Burt, Isaac; Butler, S. Kent – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Aggression in adolescents is harmful and emotionally devastating to youth and surrounding communities. This article integrates martial arts and therapeutic principles into a culturally sensitive model that cultivates change in the aggressive behaviors of disenfranchised adolescents. The art form of Capoeira is proposed for promoting positive…
Descriptors: Aggression, Adolescents, Cultural Awareness, Intervention
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Sohtorik, Yasemin; McWilliams, Nancy – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Twelve Turkish immigrants were interviewed in a hypothesis-generating, qualitative investigation of their immigration experiences and mental health needs. Findings suggest high levels of psychological distress associated with homesickness, lack of English proficiency, problematic immigration status, difficulty adjusting to a new culture, and…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Financial Problems, Mental Health, Adolescents
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Rust, Jonathan P.; Jackson, Margo A.; Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Blumberg, Fran C. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Biculturalism was examined as a factor that may positively affect the academic achievement of African American high school students, beyond cultural identity and self-esteem. Hierarchical regression analyses determined that cultural identity and academic self-esteem were important factors for academic achievement, but not biculturalism.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Biculturalism, High School Students, African American Students
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Shin, Richard Q. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
This exploratory study examined the relationships between Africentric values, racial/ethnic identity, neighborhood satisfaction, and academic self-efficacy beliefs among 88 African American elementary school children. Results indicated that Africentric values and neighborhood satisfaction were both predictive of academic self-efficacy beliefs.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Neighborhoods, Ethnicity, Self Efficacy
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Koyama, Chieko; Belli, Gabriella – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
Alcohol use, acculturative stress, and drinking motivations of 262 students in English as a second language programs in a U.S. community college were explored. Alcohol consumption was generally low, but differences between two groups with different legal statuses indicate the need to consider subgroups of international students for research…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Drinking, Stress Variables, Motivation
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