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1 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Culture-centered Disaster Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of Children and Adolescents Dr. Cirecie West-Olatunji Rachael Goodman University of Florida

2 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Problem Statement Gulf Coast communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina needed post-disaster mental health services

3 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Problem Statement (cont.) Historically marginalized communities require attention to contextual issues, including historical trauma and oppression (Harrell, 2000)

4 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Review of the Literature: Multicultural Considerations Culture impacts coping strategies; dominant vs. non-dominant groups use different coping methods (Scott, 2003)

5 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Review of the Literature: Multicultural Considerations Culturally marginalized individuals may experience ecological stressors in addition to the disaster (Harrell, 2000)

6 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Review of the Literature: Multicultural Considerations Thus it is critical to provide mental health services for children and adolescents that address previously existing mental health needs in addition to current disaster-related concerns

7 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Attending to Multicultural Considerations Thus it is critical to provide mental health services for children and adolescents that address previously existing mental health needs in addition to current disaster-related concerns

8 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Attending to Multicultural Considerations This includes case conceptualization, which should be done within the framework of the individual’s own culture (Holdstock, 2000; Ibrahim et al., 2001; Kambon, 1996)

9 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Culture-centered Interventions Collectively identify the issue and try new perspectives (Nobles, 1984)

10 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Culture-centered Interventions Collective, narrative group approach through the Story Circle format (Junebug Productions, 2000; Williams-Clay, West-Olatunji & Cooley, 2001)

11 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Culture-centered Interventions Systemic/ecological perspective (Pardeck & Chung, 1997) through the Community-as-client model (West-Olatunji & Watson, 1999)

12 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Recommendations Increase scholarship on racism-related PTSD (Olatunji, 1997) in order to develop an understanding of the relationship between racism and trauma

13 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Recommendations Augment counselor preparation to enable counselors to respond to culturally diverse individuals

14 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Selected References Harrell, S. P. (2000). A multidimensional conceptualization of racism-related stress: Implications for the well-being of people of color. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 70, Holdstock, T. L. (2000). Re-examining psychology: Critical perspectives and African insights. Philadelphia: Routledge. Ibrahim, F. A., Roysircar-Sodowsky, G., & Ohimshi, H. (2001). Worldview: Recent developments and needed directions. In J. G. Ponterotto, J. M. Casas, L. A. Suzuki, & C. M. Alexander (Eds.). Handbook of multicultural counseling (2nd ed., pp ). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Junebug Productions. (2000). Junebug’s story circle process. Kambon, K.K.K. (1996). The Africentric paradigm and African American psychological liberation. In D. A. ya Azibo (Ed.), African Psychology in Historical Perspective & Related Commentary (pp ). Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, Inc. Nobles, W. W.(1986). Ancient Egyptian Thought and the Development of African (Black) Psychology. In M. Karenga & J. H. Carruthers (Eds.) Kemet and the African worldview: Research, rescue and restoration (pp ). Los Angeles: University of Sankore Press.

15 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Selected References cont. Olatunji, C. A. (1997). Culture-centeredness training as an intervention for chronic racism-related post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms in African- American adolescents. Unpublished dissertation: University of New Orleans. Pardeck, J. T. & Chung, W. S. (1997). Treating powerless minorities through an ecosystem approach. Adolescence, 32, Scott, Jr., L. D. (2003). Cultural orientation and coping with perceived discrimination among African American youth. Journal of Black Psychology, 29, West-Olatunji, C., Watson, Z. (1999). Community-as-client mental health needs assessment: Use of culture-centered theory & research. The Community Psychologist, 31, Williams-Clay, L., West-Olatunji, C., & Cooley, C. (2001). Keeping the story alive: Narrative in the African-American church and community, with Educational Resource Information Clearinghouse - Counseling and Related Services (ERIC- CASS) ERIC No: ED462666, pp. 1-9.

16 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Q & A

17 Int'l Counseling Conference Shanghai Contact Information Cirecie A. West-Olatunji, Ph.D. Assistant Professor Department of Counselor Education College of Education University of Florida 1204 Norman Hall POBox Gainesville, FL (352) x-235 (352) (fax) Rachael D. Goodman, Ed.S. Doctoral Student Department of Counselor Education College of Education University of Florida 1204 Norman Hall, POBox Gainesville, FL (214) (352) (fax)


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