This first-of-its-kind book provides a practical overview of the essentials of solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) from a multicultural perspective, including intervention skills, research, applications, and implications for practice. Case examples illustrate SFBT in action with a wide range of client populations. In addition, the book incorporates recommendations from the recently developed and approved SFBT treatment manual, published by the Solution-Focused Brief Therapy Association.
Chapter 4: Solution-Focused Approach with Asian American Clients
According to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau, Asian American, or Asian Pacific American, is defined as a person with national origin in East Asia (China, Japan, Mongolia, North and South Korea, Taiwan), South Asia (Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka), and Southeast Asia (Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam). Recognized as the fastest growing population, Asian Americans encompass 4.8% of the U.S. Population while people who identify as Asian combined with at least one other race comprise 5.6% (Humes, Jones, & Ramirez, 2011). Because of the small Asian American population, Asian Americans have frequently been lumped into a single racial category. However, each ...