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Immigration as a Dynamic Experience: Personal Narratives and Clinical Implications for Family Therapists
Counseling Faculty Publications
  • Shruti Poulsen, School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver
  • Nithyakala Karuppaswamy
  • Rajeswari Natrajan
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2005
Abstract
This is a reflective account of the experiences of the authors who immigrated to the United States from India at different developmental, historical, political, and social stages. Although their culture-of-origin was the same, the meaning and experience of immigration was different for each author. The narratives show a natural continuum of experiences based on their developmental stage during immigration, reasons for immigration, and the historical context of both India and the US at the time of immigration. A common theme is the ambivalence experienced by them in their process of creating a physical and psychological home in a different culture.
Citation Information
Shruti Poulsen, Nithyakala Karuppaswamy and Rajeswari Natrajan. "Immigration as a Dynamic Experience: Personal Narratives and Clinical Implications for Family Therapists" (2005)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/shruti-poulsen/28/