Psychosocial Adjustment of Cambodian Refugee Women: Implications for Mental Health Counseling


Chung, Rita C. 2001. "Psychosocial Adjustment of Cambodian Refugee Women: Implications for Mental Health Counseling." Journal of Mental Health Counseling 23 (2): 115-126.

Author: Rita C. Chung


Discusses psychosocial adjustment issues encountered by female Cambodian refugees relocating in the US, and appropriate psychotherapeutic responses. Such issues include employment, social support, survivor's guilt, acculturative stress, psychological distress and symptom expression, and help-seeking behavior. An appropriate model for working with such clients is the Multi-Level Model of psychotherapy (F. Bemak et al), which involves the 4 interrelated levels of psychoeducation, culturally sensitive psychotherapy, cultural empowerment, and traditional healing methodologies. (PsycINFO Database 2012)

Keywords: female refugees, mental health, counseling

Topics: Displacement & Migration, Refugees, Gender, Women, Health, Mental Health Regions: Asia, Southeast Asia Countries: Cambodia

Year: 2001

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