Indigenous crisis counselling in Taiwan: An exploratory qualitative case study of an expert therapistInternational Journal for the Advancement of Counselling
- Crisis counseling,
- Qualitative case study
AbstractIn this study, we adopted a single qualitative case study method to explore and examine indigenous approaches to crisis counseling in Taiwan, through the distinct lens of an expert Taiwanese counseling psychologist. In-depth, open-ended interviews were conducted with the psychologist (as the case) to document her lived clinical experiences counseling a grief-stricken Taiwanese family in crisis (as the context). Using open-code data analysis, five cultural themes were abstracted from the interviews: a) significance of counselor’s authority and expertness; b) primacy of client-counselor rapport and relationship; c) centrality of collective familism; d) observance of indigenous grief response and process; and e) adherence to face-saving communication and interpersonal patterns. Implications for implementing crisis counseling practice and research with native Taiwanese/Chinese clients based on these preliminary findings are discussed.
Citation InformationB.C.H Kuo. "Indigenous crisis counselling in Taiwan: An exploratory qualitative case study of an expert therapist" International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling Vol. 33 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 1 - 21
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ben-kuo/20/