Mainstream psychological theories and many therapeutic approaches are deeply rooted in the Euro-American value of individualism. These approaches are inconsistent with the Chinese culture that emphasizes interpersonal relationships and harmony of the family and society based on the influence of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. As a result of globalization, people from Hong Kong have traveled to the United States and Europe to pursue graduate education and training in psychology. After graduation, some individuals who return home experience reverse cultural shock and find themselves ill-prepared and challenged by cultural diversity issues when they work with the indigenous Chinese population. In response to the lack of research surrounding this phenomenon, this empirical qualitative phenomenological study involved interviews with 15 overseas trained psychologists in Hong Kong about their re-entry clinical practice experiences. This empirical study was designed to determine the cultural adaptations and professional modifications needed for effective mental health practice and identify the types of multicultural education and training present or needed in the host countries and Hong Kong that can further improve mental health practice. Clinical implications regarding multicultural training, preferred intervention approaches, reintegration training, government policies, and local parent trends are discussed.
|School:||The Chicago School of Professional Psychology|
|School Location:||United States -- Illinois|
|Source:||DAI-A 81/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Clinical psychology, Asian Studies|
|Keywords:||Chinese, Cultural adaptation, Hong Kong, Multicultural training, Overseas trained psychologists, Reintegration|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be