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Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men

1st Edition

Edited by William Ming Liu, Derek Kenji Iwamoto, Mark H. Chae


367 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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Asian American men represent a complex group with distinct psychological and mental health concerns, yet the current counseling literature is lacking in resources for clinicians working with this population. The purpose of this text is to provide practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the current research and theory related to the important and unique issues that Asian American men experience. It offers clinicians culturally-responsive, practical counseling techniques and strategies to help inform them on how to work effectively with this group. Chapters are written by leading figures in the field and explore such topics as intergenerational conflict, racism, challenges associated with masculinity and fatherhood, sexual orientation identity development, substance abuse, and career counseling. Numerous clinical vignettes and case conceptualizations are included to assist clinicians who work with Asian American men and to demonstrate appropriate treatment responses.


Culturally Responsive Counseling with Asian American Men, edited by William Liu, Derek Kenji Iwamoto, and Mark Chae, challenges the stereotype of Asian American men as the model minority. This is a must read! I will strongly recommend it to my students and colleagues. Ronald F. Levant, EdD, ABPP, 2005 President, the American Psychological Association; Professor of Psychology, The University of Akron

This is the first comprehensive, in-depth examination of the experiences of Asian American men. The contributors to this book truly make a superb contribution toward the understanding of Asian American men. Stanley Sue, PhD, President, Western Psychological Association; Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Asian American Studies, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis

he first of its kind - this book will be both transformative and foundational. Their integration of theory and empirical research with clinical vignettes and counseling interventions will position their work as a foundation for scholars and practitioners alike. Alvin N. Alvarez, PhD, Professor and Coordinator, College Counseling Program, San Francisco State University

Table of Contents

Liu, Iwamoto, Chae, Introduction and Overview. Park, S., The Face of the Asian American Male Client: A Clinician's Assessment. Miller, A Domain- and Context-Specific View of Acculturation: Implications for Counseling Asian American Men. Liang, Rivera, Nathawani, Dang, Douroux, Dealing with Gendered Racism and Racial Identity Among Asian American Men. Chu, Akutsu, Intergenerational Masculinity Strain among Asian American Men: Emotion Coping and Therapy Approaches. Chae, M., Chae, S., Asian American Men and Fatherhood: An Ecological Systems Perspective. Liu, Concepcion, Redefining Asian American Identity and Masculinity. Iwamoto, Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol-related Problems Among Asian American Men. Kwan, Mutow, Career Development of Asian American Men: Stereotyping Influences of Being Asian American, a Man, and "Me." Hall, Murakami, Domestic Violence and Sexual Aggression: Culturally Responsive Counseling for Asian American Men. Nadal, Sexual Orientation Identity Development and Mental Health Experiences of Gay and Bisexual Asian American Men: Implications for Culturally Competent Counseling. Park, Y., Interracial and Interethnic Relationships. Chang, Wong, R., Using the Internet to Provide Support, Psychoeducation, and Self-Help to Asian American Men. Wong, Y., Poon, Counseling Asian American Men who Demonstrate Suicidal Behavior. Sheu, Bridging the International Gap when Counseling Asian and Asian American Men. Mio, On Becoming an Asian American Man: My Journey through Adulthood.

About the Series

The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men

The Routledge Series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys and Men includes books devoted to the process of helping boys and men in counseling and psychotherapy. Through his many roles as a professor of psychology at Penn State Harrisburg, a fellow and former president of Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity (SPSMM), and a national leader regarding the psychology of boys, men and masculinity, Dr. Mark Kiselica serves as the editor of the series, which addresses a wide variety of topics, including:

  • Counseling gay boys and men
  • Addictions counseling with boys and men
  • Helping older men
  • Couples counseling with men
  • Counseling gifted boys
  • Assisting men with the transition to fatherhood
  • Helping men with emotional intimacy
  • Counseling boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Counseling boys and men from different racial and ethnic backgrounds
  • Counseling aggressive boys

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General
PSYCHOLOGY / Social Psychology