The initial interview with asian american clients

Catherine Y. Chang, Caroline O'Hara

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When grouped with Pacific Islanders, Asian Americans constitute the fastest growing ethnic group in the United States. In this article, the authors provide background information for understanding the diversity and commonalities within Asian American populations and discuss the challenges of initial assessment with clients who identify as Asian Americans. We conclude this article with guidelines for conducting an effective initial interview with Asian American clients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-42
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Contemporary Psychotherapy
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Asian Americans
  • Asians
  • Assessment
  • Counseling
  • Initial interview
  • Multicultural

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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