Counseling in an East Asian Context This paper shall provide a general discussion of some problems and possibilities in counseling mental health clients who have an East Asian cultural background. It points out that the East Asian worldview is fundamentally different from that we are used to in the West, being collective rather than individualistic. However, this type of social organization has its own strengths that can be harnessed in the cause of effective counseling. If a counselor can express the situation in language the client can understand, outline a clear path to recovery, and mobilize social forces, he or she will be able to facilitate the client's recovery. Counseling in an Asian Context Introduction Counseling patients with an...The end:
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