On Counseling in Hong Kong: Can Person-centered Approach Fit in the Hong Kong Culture?

Leung, Wing Sum (2012) On Counseling in Hong Kong: Can Person-centered Approach Fit in the Hong Kong Culture? [Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)] (Unpublished)

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The current study aims to investigate whether the person-centered approach as a western model is an appropriate counseling orientation within Hong Kong, a specific East-Asian context. The study is a literature review on the person-centered counseling’s application in Hong Kong in light of investigation of the Hong Kong culture and counseling profession; a phenomenological account will also be provided on evaluating person centered philosophy and Chinese philosophy. Accordingly the research focus will be in five parts:

first, an introduction on the person-centered approach, and summary on the development of Hong Kong counseling profession;

second, an overview on the current counseling profession, including counseling training programs, service and the exploration on adopting indigenous and modified western approaches;

third, investigation on Hong Kong’s multicultural background and their influences on cultural conflict. A composite depiction is put forward to provide a deeper understanding on cultural conflict;

fourth, investigation on the philosophy of person-centered approach and its link with the Chinese philosophy. The great similarity in between on humanism implies the universality of humanism, thus the values of person-centeredness is put forward to resolving cultural conflict. Furthermore, the research implies the support of the promotion of the approach in Hong Kong, thus research direction on modifying the person-centered approach to a culturally friendly approach is put to further research;

the last section will discuss on the current practical issue/challenges of the current counseling profession in Hong Kong, before the person-centered approach can be promoted in Hong Kong, and suggestions on the improvement are given.

Item Type: Dissertation (University of Nottingham only)
Keywords: Hong Kong, the person-centered approach, counselling
Depositing User: EP, Services
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2013 11:55
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2017 13:25
URI: https://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/26399

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