In order to complete this activity, you must read the attched documents:
Part III Culturally Adapted Counseling Skills for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
and the entire section on Mental Health and Psychotherapy from Chapter 3
This activity has 2 parts:
PART I: A case study and PART II: a reaction to a YouTube short clip.
Read carefully the following case. For this activity, you can pretend that you will
work with either the family, with the couple, or with one family members (pick
one). For part II of this assignment, watch the YouTube video
Our potential clients are Mr. and Mrs. Chang and their children. The case study
describes Mr. and Mrs. Chang as a Chinese-born couple who met in China, married also
in China in their early twenties, and came to United States when Mr. Chang was
promoted in an international electronic company. Their youngest child is 6 months old,
and Mrs. Chang is recovering physically and hormonally from her pregnancy while also
supervising their other children and maintaining the household. The oldest child called
Li An was born and raised in China and moved to U.S. when he was 10 years old. He is
seventeen years old at the date of the first interview and he speaks fluently both English
and Chinese. The second child was born just one year after Mr. and Mrs. Chang arrived
to U.S. and was named Nicole. Per her mother’s report, Nicole is seven years old and
she only wants to speak English although Mrs. Chang only speaks Chinese at home and
her English is “not very good.”
According to Mrs. Chang, she and her husband are in a constant battle with the
seven-year-old Nicole as she fought every rule and requirement imposed. She had
become very stubborn and defiant in school, and her peers were rejecting her. Nicole’s
mother reported having problems saying “no” to Nicole and follow through on negative
consequences. Mrs. Chang also reported that Mr. Chang was very little involved with
her daughter. Actually, her daughter hardly speaks to him when he is at home. and Mr.
Chang reported that he does not have many things to say to her either. She has a very
good relationship with her older brother and hardly acknowledges her 6-months-old
brother. In addition, Mr. Chang recognized that he and his wife were having marital
problems since some years ago. Although he did not want to have another child, they
thought a new child would improve their relationship. However, since the birth of the
last child, Nicole’s behavior got even worse affecting also the marital relationship until
Mrs. Chang asked her husband to leave their bedroom and sleep in the room for guests.
Mr. Chang reported that he is very angry with his wife and very ashamed with this situation while Mrs. Chang reported feeling isolated since her family, who moved from
China some years ago, is aware of the family situation and blames her for it. Mrs.
Chang requested the services of couple and family therapy because she wants to help
her daughter but also because she does not want to dishonor her family by filing for
The couple’s main concern is their daughter’s behavior that is described as
“disrespectful, defiant, and problematic” not only in school but also at home. Mr. Chang
reports that she has an “attitude” that makes his wife “upset.” Mr. Chang also complains
that his wife lets his daughter get her way due to her constant tantrums. Despite his
attempts to discipline and ground her, Mrs. Chang always intercedes for their daughter
and undermines his authority. This situation has caused an increasing tension between
the couple. Regarding the oldest child, Mrs. Chang stated that Mr. Chang is very proud
of him because their son is a very respectful and a very bright student. However, she
reported that he does not have a close relationship with Mr. Chang. Although Mr.
Chang also reported that he is very proud of his oldest son, he confirmed that they do
not talk much or do things together.
As the interview continues and a genogram* is developed, Mrs. Chang reports
having an abortion in China two years before arriving in U.S. Mrs. Chang stated that
she was pressured by her family in law to have an abortion since the fetus was a baby
girl but Mrs. Chang refused. However, Mrs. Chang was seven-months pregnant when
local officials abducted her and forced to abort because her husband failed to pay more
than $ 6,000 in fines to family-planning officials in order to have a second child. Mrs.
Chang begged her husband to find a job outside China because she was terrified that
officials might force her to undergo a sterilization to prevent a new pregnancy.
*Genogram may be developed during the first session with the family. The purpose of it is to
gather more information about the family. A genogram is defined as a pictorial representation
of a client’s family and relationships along with medical history. It allows the therapist to
visualize hereditary patterns and psychological factors. In addition, it may help to identify
recurrent patterns of behaviors
Nichols, M. P. (2013). Family Therapy Concepts & Methods. 10th edition. Boston: Allyn and
Identify the client (pick either the family as a whole, the couple, or just with one of the
family members (either a parent or a child).
1. What are the cognitive, behavioral, affective, and environmental
components of clients’ complaints? Include all the identified presenting
2. Identify at least three possible treatment goals.
3. What specific counseling techniques would you use if you were this client’s
counselor? Address at least one strategy to address the cognitive needs,
one strategy to addresses the affective needs, and one strategy to addresses
the behavioral needs of your client. Name the theories associated with each
technique and explain why you chose to use such techniques.
4. How do the American Psychiatric Association’s Resolution on Racism (2006
& 2028) documents relate to this case, and how did they inform your practice
with this family?
watch the following youtube video:
In no less than 300 words, write a paragraph with your reactions to the video,
(1) your interpretation of what is going on;
(3) share examples of microaggressions that you have been
exposed to either because they have been/are toward yourself or towards others
that you know.
Make sure you complete all the question asked in the attached activity file and cite sources from the attched readings . Just to clarify, affect (affective component( involves feelings and emotions. Cognitions (cognitive component) involve thoughts, beliefs, and thinking. Environment (environmental component) involves all around the client, including physical environment, family, friends, etc., and behavior (behavioral component) involves actions, ways of behaving.
Make sure you provide in-text citations (e.g., Corey, 2017, p. 248) first citing the required readings, and then additional readings if you would like to add material from other sources. Then add the references at the end of the assignment – all in APA style of writing.