Contemporary Family Therapy

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 345–366

Family Therapy with East Indian Immigrant Parents Rearing Children in the United States: PARENTAL CONCERNS, THERAPEUTIC ISSUES, AND RECOMMENDATIONS


DOI: 10.1007/s10591-005-6214-9

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Baptiste, D.A. Contemp Fam Ther (2005) 27: 345. doi:10.1007/s10591-005-6214-9


The paper focuses on East Indian immigrant parents and some of the post-immigration difficulties they experience in their attempts to rear culturally East Indian children within the United States cultural context. Concerns specific to parenting children in the US, and therapeutic issues East Indian immigrant parents bring to therapy are presented and discussed. Effective therapy with East Indian immigrant families requires that therapists be flexible in their therapeutic approaches with these families, and become more knowledgeable about the varieties of East Indian families, their cultural beliefs, values, and norms. Recommendations for culturally effective therapy are offered.


East Indian families migration parenting family therapy. 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Senior PsychologistNew Mexico Corrections DepartmentLas CrucesUSA

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