Understanding Ideological Differences in Intergenerational Chinese Clients

History can teach us why Chinese generations see the world so differently.

Key points:

  • When approached with cultural sensitivity, family therapy can help bridge the generation gap common in Chinese families.
  • Many older Chinese clients express cultural values that are at odds with those of their younger counterparts.
  • Understanding the historical reasons for these ideological differences provides a valuable context for working with intergenerational families.

Read the full article by David Scharff on Psychology Today