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Counseling Middle Eastern Americans : Challenges and Opportunities

Counseling Middle Eastern Americans : Challenges and Opportunities

Counseling Middle Eastern Americans: Challenges and Opportunities
Ayşe Çiftçi Lamise Shawahin

Understanding and addressing the mental health needs of Middle Eastern individuals and communities is critical given the increasing population of Middle Easterners in the United States. The risk factors (e.g., discrimination, pre-immigration stress) this population experiences for mental health concerns, cultural considerations, and the dearth of research focusing on this population are presented in this chapter. This chapter also reviews relevant theory, research, and assessment related to the mental health of Middle Eastern individuals and communities in the United States. The final section of this chapter highlights counseling implications for work with this population.

Who are Middle Eastern Americans?

The population of ...

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