A key supplement for courses on multicultural counseling, this book is a practical volume that will help faculty and students see demonstrations of multicultural counseling in practice. The text covers evidence-based practices for working with five major ethnic groups, while weaving in other factors such as gender, disability, sexuality, and more. Each chapter has two case studies by an invited expert who also provides commentary and lessons drawing upon each case.
Chapter 8: Working with Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients: Interdependent and Indigenous Approaches to Counseling
Working with Asian American and Pacific Islander Clients: Interdependent and Indigenous Approaches to Counseling
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States and constitute 4.3% (13.8 million) of the U.S. population (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.). The estimated number of Pacific Islanders living in the United States in 2005 was 517,600 (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.). From 2000 to 2005, the Pacific Islander population grew by 12%, while one of the fastest growing groups in the United States was the Asian population, with a 20% increase (U.S. Census Bureau, n.d.).
More than 69% of Asian Americans are foreign born, and 79% speak a language other than English ...