Cultural competency and achieving styles in clinical social work

A conceptual and empirical exploration

Yuhwa Eva Lu, Doman Lum, Sheying Chen

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    This paper attempts to build a cultural competency framework by reviewing the literature and laying a conceptual foundation for professional standards in clinical social work. It also explores the implications of cultural competency by relating some important factors to clinical decisions, alliance, and outcome in the mental health field. The pathways and directions of the relationships as well as the potential factors affecting cross-cultural clinical alliance are illuminated in a general model to guide hypothesis formulation in further research. Empirical data are presented on clinical social work practice with Asian American clients in light of a key factor in shaping cultural competency, i.e., clinicians' personal achieving styles. The findings suggest that such styles are culturally bound.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1-32
    Number of pages32
    JournalJournal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work
    Volume9
    Issue number3-4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2001

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    Keywords

    • Clinical decisions
    • Clinician's personal achieving styles
    • Cross-cultural social work practice
    • Cultural competency

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    • Health(social science)
    • Education

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    Cultural competency and achieving styles in clinical social work : A conceptual and empirical exploration. / Lu, Yuhwa Eva; Lum, Doman; Chen, Sheying.

    In: Journal of Ethnic and Cultural Diversity in Social Work, Vol. 9, No. 3-4, 01.09.2001, p. 1-32.

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