Risk Management and Counseling Chinese Students and Scholars in United States


Rising mental health issues have been recorded across university campuses in the United States alongside the increase in the Chinese international student population over the past 20 years (Zhao, 2005). These issues include domestic violence, stalking, depression, and suicides (National Institute of Mental Health, 2013). This study discusses mental health issues among Chinese students and scholars, related Chinese cultures, and counseling strategies for risk management of Chinese students and scholars in United States. It adopts a case formulation model of the ecological bio-psycho-social approach (Brofenbrenner, 1998). It covers western and Chinese views on mental health, treatment, and medication, women and relationships, depression, domestic violence, stalking, and suicide. A case study was presented applying culturally appropriate counseling strategies and skills. The presentation will focus on the background of mental health issues among Chinese students and scholars and case formulation as well as training on culturally-appropriate counseling strategies and risk management skills. Chinese cultures will be discussed. The presenter will incorporate discussion, role-play, case study, brainstorming, and other activities in the presentation.

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Siuman Raymond Ting, North Carolina State University, USA

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Conference: ACP2015
Stream: Mental Health

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