By Nancy Marie Arthur
Nancy Arthur, Ph.D. is an affiliate Professor within the department of utilized Psychology, school of schooling, on the collage of Calgary. In her position as a counselor educator, Nancy instructs classes on theories of occupation improvement, occupation counseling, and cultural impacts on expert practices. She is especially drawn to how versions and approaches of counseling could be tailored to aid culturally assorted populations.
Prior to becoming a member of the college on the college of Calgary, Dr. Arthur received 15 years of expertise counseling overseas scholars as a counselor on the Southern Alberta Institute of expertise. There she labored with varied teams of grownup novices via profession and private counseling, and the offering psycho-educational workshops to scholars and faculty.
With twenty years of expertise in post-secondary schooling and occupation improvement, Dr. Arthur is very drawn to supporting humans deal with cross-cultural transitions. This contains consulting with enterprises, education employees to enhance talents for operating with culturally different consumers, constructing education and academic fabrics, and assisting enterprises layout and enforce internationalization strategies.
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The complexity of cultural transitions mean that international students are likely to experience more problems than students from the host culture. As a general rule, the greater the difference between home and host cultures, the greater the adjustment demands faced by international students (Pedersen, 1991). Access to usual ways of coping may be restricted and students may be unfamiliar with coping resources in the local campus and community environments . , 1992; Tanaka, Takai, Kohyama, & Fuhihara, 1994).
The reasons for their hesitancy can be related to concerns about language competency and about what constitutes socially appropriate behavior in new cultural contexts. Mismatches between international students and host members expectations and perceptions of behavior can lead to strong affect related to social alienation (Wong-Rieger, 1984). International students are likely to seek assistance from the people whom they have the most contact with and whom they believe is approachable. It has been reported that faculty members are the main people that international students approach for problem solving academic and personal issues (Mallinckrodt & Leong, 1992).
Depending upon the discrepancy between norms and sources of social support available to students in the home and host countries, the transition to a novel cultural environment is usually accompanied by a reaction characterized by culture shock. Their temporary status as sojourners in a foreign country is the basis for complex issues that emerge during the initial period of adjustment through to the re-entry transition of returning home. The demands for acculturation to the local environment frequently overtax international students' available coping resources.
Counseling International Students: Clients from Around the World by Nancy Marie Arthur