Year: 1984 Source: International Journal of Social Psychiatry, v.30, no.4, (Winter 1984), p.285-291 SIEC No: 19860794

Described is a service program that was designed to facilitate the adjustment of southeast Asian refugees in the US. A survey of 47 clients (5-64 years old) served by this program indicated that 79% were severely depressed, had feelings of hopelessness, psychosomatic complaints or suicidal thoughts. The most effective intervention was short-term, active-supportive counselling involving highly supportive relationships. (NBB)