Chinese American Family Therapy: A New Model for Clinicians

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Directions for Treating Chinese Clients with Understanding and Sensitivity

Chinese American Family Therapy is the first book to offer a culturally sensitive therapeutic model for treating Chinese Americans and their families. Written by family therapist Marshall Jung, this essential resource debunks commonly held myths about Chinese Americans and offers specific and effective guidelines for treating individuals and families with respect, sensitivity, and understanding. This much-needed handbook outlines an effective therapeutic process that is sensitive to Chinese religious and family values and offers a comprehensive multidimensional clinical approach.

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The number of Chinese immigrating to the United States is increasing at an unprecedented rate. As this burgeoning population continues to grow, so does their demand for mental health services. Yet few clinicians have the professional training or the personal knowledge to address the unique needs of Chinese Americans.Chinese American Family Therapy is the first book to offer a culturally sensitive therapeutic model for treating Chinese Americans and their families. Written by family therapist Marshall Jung, this essential resource debunks commonly held myths about Chinese Americans and offers specific and effective guidelines for treating individuals and families with respect, sensitivity, and understanding.With keen insight, the author provides an overview of traditional Chinese attitudes toward mental health and outlines the key differences between Chinese and U.S. perspectives. Jung examines Chinese American families within their culture of origin and offers an understanding of values, beliefs, and customs that are rooted in Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. He clearly demonstrates how to work with clients who are dealing with complex problems such as intergenerational conflicts, cultural adaptations, substance abuse, suicide, divorce, mental illness, domestic violence, and other culturally sensitive issues.This much-needed handbook outlines an effective therapeutic process that is both sensitive to Chinese religious and family values and offers a comprehensive multidimensional clinical approach. In clear and concise terms, the book describes an effective therapeutic process from beginning to And and shows how to integrate theoretical concepts from models including Structured Family Therapy, Strategic Therapy, Short-Term Planned Treatment, Rational-Emotive Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Contextual Family Therapy.

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Chinese American Family Therapy is the first book to offer a culturally sensitive therapeutic model for treating Chinese Americans and their families. Written by family therapist Marshall Jung, this essential resource bebunks commonly held myths about Chinese Americans and offers specific and effective guidelines for treating individuals and families with respect, sensitivity, and understanding

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