Korean International Students

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Summary Korean international students represent the third largest group of international students in the United States but many of these students do not reach out for counseling when they actually need it (Lee, Ditchman, Fong, Piper, & Feigon, 2014). The article Mental Health Service Seeking Among Korean International Students in the United States: A Path Analysis goes over the reasons why Korean international students are not seeking assistance when many of the colleges offer free counseling services for all their students (Lee et al., 2014). The article also covers some of the reasons why the Korean International students will not seek mental health services, some of these reasons include cultural values and stigma toward mental illness (Lee et al., 2014). The study done in the article shows how that depression is high among Korean students and has increased since the last study of this same nature was done, the study used many different test to measure the depression rate and come to this conclusion (Lee et al., 2014). Definition and Identification of the client The term client can be defined as an individual, a small group or family, or a larger population like residents in a geographic area (Woodside & McClam, 2015). Any of these people that are seeking assistance from a human…show more content…
One of these barriers is how the client perceives the issue, they may think that the issue is too difficult to solve, too overwhelming to consider, or even to embarrassing to admit (Woodside & McClam, 2015). Another barrier is how the client perceives the human service professional, they may not want to go get help with their issues from someone they perceive as a stranger (Woodside & McClam, 2015). Cultural factors are also a barrier when it comes to the client seeking help due to some cultures do not allow sharing of problems outside of the family (Woodside & McClam,

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