A constructivist approach to the help-seeking process of clients: A response to cultural diversity
Journal/Book: Clin Soc Work J. 1996; 24: 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013-1578. Human Sci Press Inc. 187-202.
Abstract: The issue of cultural diversity presents clinicians with both dilemmas and opportunities. To deal with such a challenge, I have proposed a constructivist approach to the help-seeking process of clients from diverse ethnoracial backgrounds. A model of clients' help-seeking processes provides a useful and systematic frame for clinicians to understand clients' construction of their problem situations and possible solutions. It provides a useful key for clinicians non-presumptuously to understand clients' subjective experiences, and to enhance clients' ability to resolve problems.
Note: Article MY Lee, Ohio State Univ, Coll Social Work, 1947 Coll Rd, Columbus, OH 43210 USA
Keyword(s): cultural diversity; help-seeking; constructivism; clinical social work; MENTAL-HEALTH-SERVICES; SOCIAL-WORK; PSYCHOTHERAPY; DEPRESSION; ATTITUDES; AMERICANS; CHINESE