Immigrants

[Working with Immigrants] Working with Hispanic Adult Children with Immigrant Parents (Part 3)

Culture is also a shared meaning created by people from different historical and geographic background represented through different roles, rituals, and symbols. As a therapist, when I worked with an individual client, I strive to create a shared meaning with my clients through their narratives. When I work with the couples, I help them to understand their narratives to create a shared meaning in their family.

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Immigrants

[Working with Immigrants] Working with Hispanic Adult Children with Immigrant Parents (Part II)

The implication here is that, as a therapist, our job is not just about knowing the so-called “Hispanic culture” but also how the clients made sense of their own culture through their interaction with the mainstream culture as a child. Also, how do they make sense or how do they develop these experiences into certain meanings to guide their lives?

Immigrants

[Working with Immigrants] Self-Assessment as a Provider

I struggled to continue writing this series of article for a few weeks. My original writing plan is to share my experiences working with various immigrant populations. I have started to work on the Hispanic population, but I got stuck. After going back and forth and reading through the literature reviews, I realized two reasons.… Continue reading [Working with Immigrants] Self-Assessment as a Provider

Immigrants

[Working with Immigrant] Introduction

  The idea to share my experience working with immigrant population has been on my mind for a while. As a therapist who is an immigrant myself, I often have clients whose native language is Chinese or whose family of origin is Chinese seeking my assistance because of my ability to speak Mandarin Chinese and… Continue reading [Working with Immigrant] Introduction