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dc.contributor.advisorArthur, Nancy
dc.contributor.authorLo, Lai Kwan Shirley
dc.date.accessioned2013-04-09T17:01:10Z
dc.date.available2013-06-15T07:01:51Z
dc.date.issued2013-04-09
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationLo, L. K. (2013). What is Helpful? Stories of Counselling by Asian Canadians (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/28691en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/590
dc.description.abstractMy interest in Asian Canadians’ perception of helpful counselling emerged from the discrepancy I felt between my personal counselling experience and the knowledge I learned from the current literature. Informed by knowledge of acculturation and the worldview of collectivism, scholars have identified some useful counselling strategies for Asian clients. Nevertheless, it has been argued that current understandings fail to address clients’ perspective. Using a narrative approach to research, I conducted this study aiming to gain a better understanding, from the perspective of East and Southeast Asian clients, of how counsellors could improve service delivery. Eight participants shared stories of their counselling experiences. Themes emerged reveal that counselling was once perceived as problem-oriented, but became a valuable experience when clients were able to gain different perspectives and self-awareness. The results also highlight that client’s self-agency plays an important role in the counselling process. Implications of these findings are discussed.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectEducational Psychology
dc.subjectEducation--Guidance and Counseling
dc.subject.classificationMulticulturalen_US
dc.subject.classificationClient experienceen_US
dc.subject.classificationAsianen_US
dc.titleWhat is Helpful? Stories of Counselling by Asian Canadians
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/28691
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational Psychology
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid772
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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