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Family intervention for Asian Americans with a schizophrenic patient in the family.

Author: Bae,-Sung-Woo; Kung,-Winnie-Wai-Ming
Author Background: U Southern California, School of Social Work, Los Angeles, CA, US
Date 10/2000
Type Journal
Journal Title: American-Journal-of-Orthopsychiatry
Volume/Pages Vol 70(4): 532-541
Subject Matter Group Work, Family Therapy, Asian American, Family-Relations; *Health-Service-Needs; *Schizophrenia-; *Sociocultural-Factors
Abstract A family intervention model designed to meet the unique sociocultural needs of Asian American schizophrenia patients and their families is proposed. This 5-stage model consists of preparation, engagement, psychoeducational (i.e., survivor skills) workshop, family sessions, and an ending stage. Guidelines and specific suggestions for implementing each of these stages are offered as a means of dealing effectively with Asian Americans' differential value orientations and cultural characteristics. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2000 APA, all rights reserved)