International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Analysis of a Cross - Cultural Counseling Video
Hui-Jane Yang, PhD; Chon-Yuen Cheng, PhD

The need for professional counseling assistance in American universities is often greater among foreign students (Dillard & Chisolm, 1983). This is particularly true for students from oriental cultures (Alexander, Workneh, Klein, & Miller, 1976). For culturally effective counseling, counselors should possess an understanding of their own basic tendencies, the way in which they comprehend other cultures and the limits that places on their comprehension. According to Root (1985), brief therapy is a positive model for Asian-Americans in terms of their expectations of counseling. As a strategic system process, brief counseling is a concise, action-oriented method that incorporates a solution-focused approach within a limited period (Bruce, 1995).This study is an analysis of a brief counseling video with a Taiwanese student and an American counselor at a university in USA. The intent of this study is to look at use of a four-step brief counseling model and the utilization of specific strategies, as well as cross-cultural awareness, in assisting the client to resolve her problem.

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