Through first understanding the narratives and other barriers that discourage survivors from disclosing, counselors can provide a foundation of support and empowerment that leads clients toward healing.
On the 75th anniversary of this acclaimed memoir of finding meaning and hope even in the midst of great suffering, Viktor Frankl’s ideas continue to influence and inform the field of mental health.
To provide stronger support to this community, it helps for counselors to understand the factors and prejudices that have historically contributed to anti-Asian sentiment and discrimination.
The potential effectiveness of counseling is minimized when these clients’ varied and diverse experiences are overlooked or disregarded in the process of addressing presenting problems.
A growing need exists to ensure that future counselors possess the skills and mindset required to easily transition to working as part of interdisciplinary teams.