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Counseling Asian Indian Immigrant Families : A Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Model, Hardback Book

Counseling Asian Indian Immigrant Families : A Pastoral Psychotherapeutic Model Hardback


This book provides insight into the unique challenges facing Indian and South Asian immigrants in the West-particularly in the United States.

It explores the "baggage" they carry; their expectations versus the realities of negotiating a new cultural, social, religious, and economic milieu; nostalgia and idealization of the past; and the hybridity of existence.

Within this context, the author discusses factors which often contribute to intergenerational family conflict among this population.

Jacob asserts that this conflict is largely a product of differences in cultural values and identity, acculturation stress, and the experience of marginality.

After analyzing and interpreting empirical data collected from two hundred families, he proposes the "Praxis-Reflection-Action" (PRA) Model: a five-stage therapeutic model and the first pastoral psychotherapeutic model developed for the Asian Indians living in the West.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 441 pages, 4 Tables, color; 5 Illustrations, color; XXV, 441 p. 5 illus. in color.
  • Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Christian counselling
  • ISBN: 9783319643069

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