Counseling Asian Indian Immigrant Families

A Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Model

Authors: Jacob, Varughese

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  • Addresses the unique issues faced by Asian-Indian immigrant families in seeking professional counselling
  • Develops a new psychotherapeautic model which deals with stressors brought about by acculturation 
  • Utilizes rich case studies throughout 
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This book provides insight into the unique challenges facing Indian and South Asian immigrants in the West—particularly in the United States. It explores the “baggage” they carry; their expectations versus the realities of negotiating a new cultural, social, religious, and economic milieu; nostalgia and idealization of the past; and the hybridity of existence. Within this context, the author discusses factors which often contribute to intergenerational family conflict among this population. Jacob asserts that this conflict is largely a product of differences in cultural values and identity, acculturation stress, and the experience of marginality. After analyzing and interpreting empirical data collected from two hundred families, he proposes the “Praxis-Reflection-Action” (PRA) Model: a five-stage therapeutic model and the first pastoral psychotherapeutic model developed for the Asian Indians living in the West. 

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Varughese Jacob, PhD, is a professional chaplain for hospital and hospice patients. As an ordained Christian minister, Jacob has served Indian and international communities in various capacities such as Pastor, Pastoral Counselor, and Associate Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling. 

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Counseling Asian Indian Immigrant Families
Book Subtitle
A Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Model
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-64307-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-64307-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-64306-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87767-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 441
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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