Training Hmong refugee students: Chicano anthropologist as cultural therapist
Logan, Frank H.
Spindler, George and Louise
Corwin Press, Thousand Oaks, CA, 1994.
In this chapter, the author illustrates some of the concepts of cultural therapy through his study of a youth at risk program, focusing on the experiences of two male youths during the 10-day summer program. Based upon his study, the author saw cultural therapy as having two main thrusts: to facilitate situating the youths in the mainstream culture by showing them how cultural factors in their biographies and schooling have interfered with successful adaptation; and to redeem the enduring self and its role of providing self-esteem. He concludes that for the youth he observed, the crises of their lives were direct assaults upon the enduring self, and that they tried to repair the damage through the types of adaptation referred to by G. Spindler and L. Spindler (1989): reaffirmation, withdrawal, constructive marginality, biculturalism, and assimilation. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2016 APA, all rights reserved) (Source: chapter)