Counselling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients

Foo, Koong-Hean, Merrick, Paul L., and Kazantzis, Nikolaos (2006) Counselling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients. Asian Journal of Counselling, 13 (2). pp. 271-293.

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Abstract

Singapore is a cosmopolitan state with a mix of Eastern and Westernized values, attitudes and lifestyles. Like people of other developed countries, Singaporeans do face problems of depression, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia among other mental illness. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illness. This article reviews the literature on the efficacy of counseling or psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporeans, the predominant group. Implications for cognitive behavior therapy are discussed, and considerations for conducting therapy with Chinese Singaporean clients are outlined. This resource on the counseling and psychotherapy position in Singapore is offered as a further contribution to this emerging literature.

Item ID: 9918
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1560-8255
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 04:55
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920201 Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) @ 20%
92 HEALTH > 9202 Health and Support Services > 920209 Mental Health Services @ 80%
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