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Josephine Kim

The Culture of Counseling

Since the spring 2007 slayings at Virginia Tech, Lecturer Josephine Kim has been working to raise awareness of mental health issues that affect Korean-American students. Many of these problems arise from intercultural and intergenerational conflicts among Korean Americans, says Kim. Her research examines inherent differences between western and Asian cultures and seeks to establish "scaffolding" for understanding the internal conflicts that can happen when disparate cultures merge. more >>