亞洲輔導學報



Counseling/Psychotherapy With Chinese Singaporean Clients

2006.第13卷第2期(Vol. 13 No. 2).pp. 271–293
 

Counseling/Psychotherapy With Chinese Singaporean Clients

對新加坡華人的心理輔導/治療

Koong-Hean FOO(胡功顯), Paul L. MERRICK, & Nikolaos KAZANTZIS

Abstract

Singapore is a cosmopolitan state with a mix of Eastern and Westernized values, attitudes, and lifestyles. Like people of other developed countries, Singaporeans do face problems of depression, anxiety disorders, and schizophrenia among other mental illnesses. They, however, have a choice of Western or traditional therapies for managing these illnesses. This article reviews the literature on the efficacy of counseling or psychotherapy with Chinese Singaporeans, the predominant group. Implications for cognitive behavior therapy are discussed, and considerations for conducting therapy with Chinese Singaporean clients are outlined. This resource on the counseling and psychotherapy position in Singapore is offered as a further contribution to this emerging literature.

摘要

新加坡是個融會東、西方價值、態度和生活方式的大都會。新加坡人跟其他已發展國家的人民一樣,都面對憂鬱、焦慮和精神分裂等精神健康問題。然而,新加坡人在應付這些問題時可選擇西方或傳統的治療方法。本文回顧有關心理輔導或治療對新加坡華人(新加坡主要的族群)的效益的文獻。文章亦會討論認知行為治療的意義,以及對新加坡華人進行心理治療時須注意之事項。本文所提出新加坡心理輔導和治療的定位有助相關文獻的發展。