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Cross Cultural, Bilingual Group Experience: Evidence that Process-Focused Groups Work
Journal for International Counselor Education
  • Louis L. Downs, California State University, Sacramento
  • Tan Joo Siang, New Era College, Kajang, Malaysia
  • Kung Shang Chun, Whole Brain Education Center, Nilai, Malaysia
Abstract

A group of counselors, counselor educators and trainees convened a therapeutic group in Kajang, Malaysia, facilitated by a counselor from the United States. Although Malaysian counselors are accustomed to content-driven groups, this group adhered to process-focused protocols. A Delphi analysis on the outcome of the group was performed by a multinational team. Results suggested that the group followed the same stage development as described in the American literature and that the process-focused group appeared to facilitate the crossing of cultural lines more effectively than a content-driven group.

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Louis L. Downs, Tan Joo Siang and Kung Shang Chun. "Cross Cultural, Bilingual Group Experience: Evidence that Process-Focused Groups Work"
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/louis_downs/1/