亞洲輔導學報



Multicultural Considerations in Counseling Chinese Clients: Introducing the Narrative Alternative

2003.第10卷第2期(Vol. 10 No. 2).pp. 169–192
 

Multicultural Considerations in Counseling Chinese Clients: Introducing the Narrative Alternative

華人輔導及多元文化:「敘事治療」是另一選擇?

David W. CHAN(陳維鄂)

Abstract

While therapists and counselors counseling Chinese clients emphasize the need to become culturally sensitive and competent through developing culture-specific strategies, the movement to indigenize psychotherapy and counseling could also be understood within this framework of multicultural considerations. Narrative therapy as a postmodern form of practice is introduced as an alternative through considering the narrative metaphor, the narrative therapeutic process, and the narrative challenges to traditional approaches. The viability of the narrative alternative, demonstrated with illustration from three cases, is discussed.

摘要

愈來愈多心理治療及輔導人員察覺到,在輔導來自不同文化背景的人時,我們需要因應這些不同的文化背景而對輔導過程作出相應的調適,例如為個別文化發展一些針對性的治療技巧及策略。我們亦可從這多元文化的觀點,去理解心理治療及輔導本土化的訴求。「敘事治療」是後現代的一種心理治療方式。它獨有的「敘事比喻」以及「敘事治療過程」,對傳統的心理治療方式帶來了一定程度的衝擊。本文以三個個案,討論「敘事治療」在替華人進行心理治療及輔導的適用性。