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Al Khateeb, Jamal M.; Al Hadidi, Muna S.; Al Khatib, Amal J. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2014
The authors present a brief introduction to Americans of Arab descent and a brief overview of Arab culture. Then, culturally appropriate counseling considerations related to family, attitudes toward disability, religion, communication, acculturation, help-seeking behaviors, and stereotypes are highlighted. In the last section, the authors provide…
Descriptors: Arabs, Disabilities, Cultural Influences, Cultural Relevance
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McDonald, K. Elizabeth – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Transculturals spend their formative years in countries other than their country of origin. Specific issues addressed in this article are unique characteristics, prevalence rates, and developmental outcomes of transculturals. The author provides a culturally sensitive treatment model for transculturals, based on G. Roysircar's (2009) Multicultural…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Minority Groups, Mobility, Individual Characteristics
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Goh, Michael; Wahl, Kay Herting; McDonald, Julie Koch; Brissett, Annette A.; Yoon, Eunju – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2007
School counselors are poised to play a significant role within comprehensive school counseling programs in addressing the needs of immigrant children in schools. The authors describe how school counselors can have a positive impact on the adjustment of immigrant students by building cross-cultural bridges through the use of cross-cultural…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Immigrants, School Counseling, Counselor Role
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Villalba, Jose A., Jr. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2007
Strength-based cultural considerations for counseling Latina/o children and adolescents are not well articulated in the literature. Furthermore, research and demographic data indicate concerns for Latinas/os, such as acculturative stress and discrimination. This article describes treatment applications focused on Latina/o youth's cultural…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Acculturation, Cultural Influences, Counseling Techniques
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Ahmed, Sameera; Reddy, Linda A. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2007
American Muslims represent a heterogeneous population that is underserved by the mental health community, despite increased psychological distress reported since 9/11. This article offers professionals an understanding of the mental health needs of American Muslims. Recommendations for conducting culturally responsive assessments and treatment are…
Descriptors: Health Needs, Muslims, Mental Health, Cultural Relevance
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Nilsson, Johanna E.; Dodds, Alise K. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2006
This study outlines the development of a scale designed to measure supervisory issues unique to international students. A factor analysis yielded a 1-factor scale that showed good internal consistency and was correlated with supervisees' acculturation level, satisfaction with supervision, and supervisors' sensitivity to diversity issues.…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Acculturation, Foreign Students, Factor Analysis
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Roysircar, Gargi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2004
This article examines the history of a Bosnian survivor of war living in the U.S. using the extended case method. Clinical issues related to acculturative stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, and identity are analyzed. Suggested treatment includes existential therapy and its cognitive--behavioral applications, didactic education on trauma,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Counseling Techniques, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
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Tatman, Anthony W. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2004
The Hmong in the U.S., a refugee population from Southeast Asia, brought a rich culture with them. To maximize therapeutic success with Hmong clients, counselors must acknowledge and understand Hmong history, culture, and acculturation and the value placed on family and community. This article provides background information and suggestions for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Groups, Acculturation, Hmong People