In a follow-up poll, 21% of respondents considered themselves pathological gamblers and 16% more called themselves problem gamblers -- rates significantly higher than in the overall population. Census brief: Current population survey. Since then Asian Americans: Personality Patterns, Identity, and Mental Health textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace. No history of drug or alcohol abuse. Though few statistics on their contribution to the state's gambling pot exist, some casinos and card rooms near Los Angeles and San Francisco estimate that Asians often account for 80% of their customers. The second section of the book examines sources of stress due to minority status, cultural conflicts, and immigration and refugee experiences. Orientations to seeking professional help: Development and research utility of an attitude scale.
It is comprehensive in scope, scholarly in coverage, and rich in clinical insights. Her book will be a primary resource for researchers and practitioners, as well as an important contribution to undergraduate education. A Tradition of Gambling Many Asians -- especially Chinese -- consider gambling an accepted practice at home and at social events, even among the young. They were legal immigrants paying taxes. The research was approved by the University of California Davis Institutional Review Board. For students, she combines entertaining anecdotes and useful insights that will increase interest and understanding of issues relevant to Asian Americans. For researchers, Uba offers the most comprehensive overview of psychological research currently available on Asian Americans.
Culture and Race -- 3. But she ends up not only holding her ground, but transforming the game by holding true to her sense of self and even selflessness. Numerology also plays a crucial role in many Asian cultures. Publish a couple of brochures and run a hotline? This is one of the best works I have seen on Asian-Americans. There is something for everyone in this book. Asian-American acculturation preferences for help providers.
For Asian-Americans, this is a culture — and no, I am not using culture as an excuse to treat your children terribly. Department of Health and Human Services. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among Asian American adherence to Asian cultural values, attitudes toward seeking professional psychological help, and willingness to see a counselor. It would also serve as an invaluable guide to all mental health professionals who work with Asian American clients. When their friends would inquire about where I had been, my parents would tell them I had poor health.
Furthermore, family members are faced with role and status changes due to differing rates and levels of acculturation. For their sake, I try to take guesses on how I can break the cultural cycle of violence, abuse and silence. Often lacking language skills and advanced education, some gravitate to casinos, where waitresses dote on gamblers with free drinks and cigarettes. But the Internets are not all happy! It is systematic, thorough, and attuned to important trends in theory and research. Journal of Community Psychology, 22, 82-96. I held them both out in front of him.
It is a great beginning to what I hope is a growing collection including focused work on Asian American people with serious mental illness. Glionna and the Los Angeles Times. This volume will be a major resource for anyone interested in understanding the psychology of Asian Americans. Interviews were audio-taped and transcribed. Uba skillfully reviews a broad range of issues, pulling together studies on Asian and Asian American cultural values, family characteristics, personality patterns, ethnic identity, mental health needs, psychotherapy, and service utilization. Over 13 million Asian Americans representing over 35 different subgroups live in the U.
Patients appreciate a provider who expresses an interest in their background and see this as a foundation for a trusting relationship. The naysayers have largely been sidelined by an avalanche of support and sold out screenings. The Counseling Psychologist, 29, 570-603. That feeling of being romantically carried to a world that implicitly embodied and validated Asianness and people with faces similar to my friends and so unlike the worlds typically portrayed by Hollywood, was more than worth the admission price. Her timely and critical presentation of psychological issues facing Asian and Pacific Americans is long overdue.
And they would always remind me… it was all in my head. Eleven interviews with first or second-generation Vietnamese immigrants were conducted in Sacramento, California between November 2005 and February 2006. The palpable emotional high was second only to our season of Linsanity back in 2012. In updating Sue and Morishima's 1982 book, Uba has not only provided the latest information but also captured some important historical developments such as the large influx of Southeast Asian refugees. My parents have always been cold, physically violent and emotionally abusive — not only towards me but even towards each other. Case vignettes are used to illustrate the importance of helping immigrant clients who are marginalized in society to feel accepted, empowered and hopeful in their lives in a new country. I have two sons now, little boys, who will one day grow up to be Asian-American men.
All interviews were offered in Vietnamese or English. We can walk away from our 14 hours a week on social media dissatisfied, instead of having conversations that connect. It would also serve as an invaluable guide to all mental health professionals who work with Asian American clients. What must we surface in order to work at communal health? New York: Guilford Press, 1994. This book presents multiple approaches to the integration of homework into therapy, including perspectives from nine theoretical orientations plus psychotherapy integration, as well as research and practical case examples. He flipped through my file quickly, reading the notes from my last hospitalization.
Many Chinese are fascinated by the mystical qualities of luck, fate and chance. It is suggested that a statistics regarding income, education, interracial marriage, and mental health need to be critically examined because of prevailing myths and stereotypes and b an accurate assessment of the needs and experiences of Asian Americans is necessary in order to provide adequate psychological services. This well researched and referenced book begins with a thorough account of the immigration of Asian American groups to the United States; beginning in the 1850s when the Chinese first immigrated to the United States. Team members met on several occasions to discuss emergent themes and patterns and their categorization, resolving disagreement by consensus and consideration of clinical relevance for depression treatment and management. This widely adopted text synthesizes an extensive body of research on Asian American personality development, identity, and mental health. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 22, 273-279. Reviews the book, Asian Americans: Personality patterns, identity, and mental health by Laura Uba see record 1994-97488-000.