Understanding Familial/Cultural Factors in Adolescent Depression: A Culturally-Competent Treatment for Working With Chinese American Families
cultural sensitivity, ethnicity, children, family, Chinese American
A significant challenge for researchers and clinicians is in the process of determining culturally sensitive strategies to ensure treatment effectiveness with ethnic populations in the United States. This article highlights key aspects of treating Chinese American families where a child is struggling with adolescent depression. Relevant literatures associated with adolescent depression and effective treatment of Chinese Americans are reviewed and organized according to the dimensions of therapist knowledge, awareness, and skills. Therapist guidelines are provided using key aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy. Additional suggestions are presented for culturally competent therapy with Chinese American youth and their families.
Original Publication Citation
*Hsieh, A., & Bean, R. A. (2014). Understanding familial/cultural factors in adolescent depression: A culturally-competent treatment for working with Chinese American families. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42, 398-412.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hsieh, Alexander L. and Bean, Roy A., "Understanding Familial/Cultural Factors in Adolescent Depression: A Culturally-Competent Treatment for Working With Chinese American Families" (2014). Faculty Publications. 5038.
The American Journal of Family Therapy
Family, Home, and Social Sciences
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