Asian and Pacific Islander Americans: Issues and Concerns for Counseling & Psychotherapy (1999 Edition)

About the Course:

If you work with clientele who are Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, you will find this edited volume to be enormously helpful. A wide range of topics are addressed, including acculturation stress, transracial adoption, and development of ethnic identity.


Daya Sandhu

About the Author:

Daya Singh Sandhu, Ed.D., is chairperson and professor in the Department of Education and Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville. He has more than 30 years experience in education and has published more than fifty articles in professional journals.

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, social workers, and nurses who seek knowledge about cultural issues related to counseling Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. to be able to explain the role of acculteration stress in the mental health of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans

  2. to understand how developmental and identity issues interact with the mental health of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander descent

  3. to be able to give examples of issues relating to selected ethnic groups, as well as issues related to specific subgroups

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