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Professional Counselor, v4 n5 p505-518 2014

The diversity of the U.S. school population speaks to a need to provide support for youth from various backgrounds. As a school-based mental health counselor, the first author observed that the South Asian immigrant students at her school did not utilize any of the counseling services provided. Because South Asians are typically collectivistic, the counselor chose group counseling as a potential intervention and hoped to provide a place for the students to address issues related to orienting to a new school in a new country. In this article, the authors weave information about the South Asian population into the first author's reflections and commentary on initiating and conducting a group with South Asian high school girls. Recommendations for group counseling in schools with South Asian immigrants are provided.

Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Group Counseling, Females, Immigrants, School Counseling, Asian Culture, Foreign Countries, High School Students, Life Style, Collectivism, Cultural Influences, Barriers, Cultural Differences, Adjustment (to Environment), Gender Issues, Mass Media Effects, Identification (Psychology), Adolescents, Student Characteristics, Cultural Relevance, Coping, Racial Bias

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Author: Thakore-Dunlap, Ulash; Van Velsor, Patricia

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=73&id=EJ1063192



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