Indigenous Crisis Counseling in Taiwan: An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study of an Expert Therapist

Ben C.H. Kuo, Wei-Su Hsu, Nien Hwa Lai

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Abstract

In this study, we adopted a single qualitative case study method to explore and examine indigenous approaches to crisis counseling in Taiwan, through the distinct lens of an expert Taiwanese counseling psychologist. In-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted with the psychologist (as the case) to document her lived clinical experiences counseling a grief-stricken Taiwanese family in crisis (as the context). Using open-code data analysis, five cultural themes were abstracted from the interviews: a) significance of counselor's authority and expertness; b) primacy of client-counselor rapport and relationship; c) centrality of collective familism; d) observance of indigenous grief response and process; and e) adherence to face-saving communication and interpersonal patterns. Implications for implementing crisis counseling practice and research with native Taiwanese/Chinese clients based on these preliminary findings are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-21
Number of pages21
JournalInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jan 1

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Keywords

  • Chinese
  • Crisis counseling
  • Indigenous
  • Qualitative case study
  • Taiwan

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  • Education
  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychology (miscellaneous)

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Indigenous Crisis Counseling in Taiwan : An Exploratory Qualitative Case Study of an Expert Therapist. / Kuo, Ben C.H.; Hsu, Wei-Su; Lai, Nien Hwa.

In: International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.01.2011, p. 1-21.

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