Counseling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients

Koong Hean Foo, Paul L Merrick, Nikolaos Kazantzis

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

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 illnesses. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illnesses. 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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-293
Number of pages23
JournalAsian Journal of Counselling
Volume13
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes

Cite this

Foo, Koong Hean ; Merrick, Paul L ; Kazantzis, Nikolaos. / Counseling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients. In: Asian Journal of Counselling. 2006 ; Vol. 13, No. 2. pp. 271-293.
@article{1b2df0092e674e1d87977ee5e08e33ad,
title = "Counseling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients",
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 illnesses. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illnesses. 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.",
author = "Foo, {Koong Hean} and Merrick, {Paul L} and Nikolaos Kazantzis",
year = "2006",
language = "English",
volume = "13",
pages = "271--293",
journal = "Asian Journal of Counselling",
issn = "1560-8255",
publisher = "Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research",
number = "2",

}

Counseling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients. / Foo, Koong Hean; Merrick, Paul L; Kazantzis, Nikolaos.

In: Asian Journal of Counselling, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2006, p. 271-293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

TY - JOUR

T1 - Counseling/Psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporean clients

AU - Foo, Koong Hean

AU - Merrick, Paul L

AU - Kazantzis, Nikolaos

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - 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 illnesses. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illnesses. 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.

AB - 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 illnesses. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illnesses. 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.

M3 - Article

VL - 13

SP - 271

EP - 293

JO - Asian Journal of Counselling

JF - Asian Journal of Counselling

SN - 1560-8255

IS - 2

ER -