Title

Reflections on marriage and family therapy emergent from international dialogues in China

Document Type

Journal article

Source Publication

Humanistic Psychologist

Publication Date

1-1-2011

Volume

39

Issue

3

First Page

268

Last Page

275

Abstract

Family is a central construct in Chinese life. Although central, it is also a changing construct as China becomes an increasingly international nation. This article discusses the Chinese family system in context, the challenges to existing constructs, and issues of cultural competence in the midst of change. Using diverse constructs such as pastoral care, existential ethics, and systemic approaches, it is possible to develop means of approaching family life in China both therapeutically and in a way that respects the freedom and dignity of a people in flux.

DOI

10.1080/08873267.2011.592434

Print ISSN

08873267

Publisher Statement

Copyright © 2011 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC. Access to external full text or publisher's version may require subscription.

Full-text Version

Publisher’s Version

Language

English

Recommended Citation

Dias, J., Chan, A., Ungvarsky, J., Oraker, J., & Cleare-Hoffman, H. P. (2011). Reflections on marriage and family therapy emergent from international dialogues in China. Humanistic Psychologist, 39(3), 268-275. doi:10.1080/08873267.2011.592434

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