Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

First Advisor

Darcy Ashman


This research paper assesses whether The Foundation for Community Encouragement's (FCE) model of group process and building community is transferable to a multicultural group in Taiwan. Minimal research has been conducted which addresses the applicability of the FCE model to a multicultural group, the majority of East Asian heritage. FCE, a U.S. organization founded in 1984, developed a Western-based model of group process which facilitates the development of community through authentic communication in the form of a three-day Community Building Workshop (CBW). Since the inception of FCE, most participants of FCE's Community Building Workshops have been primarily Caucasian U.S. Americans.


Community Psychology | Sociology of Culture