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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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Henfield, Malik S. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2011
On the basis of qualitative case study analysis, this study offers in-depth understanding of Black male middle school students' perceptions of racial microaggressions. It was found that Black male adolescents, depending on their backgrounds, are aware of different types of microaggressions. Implications for school counselors, teachers, and…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Adolescents, School Counselors, Males
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Braun, Frances K.; Fine, Emily S.; Greif, Dan C.; Devenny, Jean M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Accurate assessment of ethnic minority clients is often hindered by clinician bias and lack of culturally sensitive instruments. Multicultural guidelines can enhance clinician awareness and sensitivity in conducting assessments with diverse populations. These guidelines are illustrated using an Asian Indian American character from Lahiri's (2008)…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Guidelines, Indians, Case Studies
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Brooks, Michael; Steen, Sam – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
The purpose of this study was to investigate the perceptions of African American male counselor educators regarding the limited number of African American male faculty members in counselor education. Implications and suggestions on how universities can recruit and retain African American male faculty members are provided.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Counselor Training, Counseling, Counselor Educators
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Krieger, Aliza Y. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
This article explores the religious and social underpinnings of family as a central social structure to Jewish life. Torah and Talmudic sources, conceptual papers, and empirical research that address the relevance of family to Judaism are examined. Suggestions for working with Jewish families in a therapeutic setting are provided.
Descriptors: Jews, Judaism, Social Structure, Family Relationship
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Goodman, Rachael D.; West-Olatunji, Cirecie A. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
The authors use traumatic stress theory to develop an ecosystemic understanding of hegemony and systemic barriers to educational success for culturally diverse students. Scholarship on trauma and systemic oppression are applied to students' academic experiences, and recommendations for improving educational outcomes include assessing for and…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Emotional Disturbances, African Americans
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Smith, Megan L.; Roysircar, Gargi – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Interviews with 5 African American male past presidents of the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development provided insights into minority leadership. Among observed themes, a communal worldview permeated actions, historical events affected development, personal traits and external resources promoted resilience, and skin color…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Presidents, Males, Counseling
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Moodley, Roy – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
In this interview, Clemmont E. Vontress, a pioneer of cross-cultural counseling, reflects on his life and work. He shares personal stories about the people and events in his life that had a major impact on his theory formulation; research and clinical work; and publications in culture, race, ethnicity, and counseling.
Descriptors: Counselors, Personal Narratives, Interviews, Racial Discrimination
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Hansen, James T. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
Arguably, the defining feature of the counseling profession is an appreciation for human diversity. Early counseling movements emphasized individual diversity, while multiculturalism and social justice highlighted cultural diversity. The author maintains that contemporary psychoanalytic thought can supply a needed intraindividual diversity…
Descriptors: Psychiatry, Counseling, Cultural Pluralism, Social Justice
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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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Malott, Krista M. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
In an effort to provide clarity and future direction in training and research practices, this article consolidates the literature related to outcomes from a single multicultural counseling course (e.g., a course of 15 to 17 weeks). A critique of the literature and implications for future research and training are included. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Counselor Training, Cultural Pluralism, Outcomes of Education, Courses
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Liang, Christopher T. H.; Nathwani, Anisha; Ahmad, Sarah; Prince, Jessica K. – Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, 2010
The relationship between coping strategies used by South Asian American women and subjective well-being (SWB) was studied. Second-generation women were found to use more support compared with 1st-generation women. Problem-solving coping was inversely related to age. Avoidance coping was found to predict SWB when controlling for age and…
Descriptors: Coping, Well Being, Females, Asian Americans
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