Introduction and Overview
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Asian-Indian individuals and families who immigrate to the United States often find themselves caught between differing values and cultural patterns of their home country and their adopted country. While this experience itself is painful at various levels of life, it becomes all the more painful when a family experiences this difference between two or more generations living under the same roof. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to offer a pastoral psychotherapeutic model for intervention with Asian-Indian individuals and families caught between two conflicting cultures, namely the Indian and American/Western cultures. It is an undertaking that calls for a liberative pastoral care praxis.