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Understanding Depression, Anxiety, and Perceptions of Family and Counseling Among Korean American Adolescents: A Pilot Study
Taehee Kim, Robin Guill Liles, Nina Exner, and L’Tanya Fish
The Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards for accreditation (2016) mandate that counselor education programs include curricular instruction focused upon issues of social and cultural diversity. Nonetheless, many Korean Americans continue to view the counseling profession and related professional services with skepticism and uncertainty. The purpose of this pilot study was to test the effects of three counseling interventions and to determine pre- and post-intervention perceptions of Korean American adolescents related to depression, anxiety, family, and the counseling process.
Keywords: Korean Americans, academic success, depression, anxiety, counseling