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International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling
Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide



© 2009 | 576 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award as the book that makes the most significant and fundamental contribution to psychology as a global discipline.

"I highly recommend the Handbook for courses in international and cross-cultural psychology, courses on multicultural issues in counseling and psychology, and as a text for professional issues courses in counseling and psychology. The Handbook is an excellent resource for counselors, psychologists and other mental health professionals working internationally or at home."
—John L. Romano, APA Society of Counseling Psychology Division 17 International Section Newsletter

The only book to capture the rich diversity of the profession of counseling around the world, this volume provides a strong theoretical, research, and practical focus, with contributions from more than 80 world-renowned scholars. The first section of the Handbook includes chapters on multicultural and cross-cultural psychology in relation to the profession of counseling in a global context—its current status, methodological issues when studying culture, opportunities and challenges in collaboration across borders, and indigenous models of counseling.

The heart of the Handbook includes chapters that describe the present state of the field in the following countries:

• Europe: France, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, former USSR
• The Middle East: Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
• The Americas and the Caribbean: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela
• South and West Africa: Nigeria, South Africa
• Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
• South Asia: India, Pakistan
• Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore
• East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
• Oceania: Australia

Topics covered in the various country chapters include the history of counseling, cultural and religious values that have shaped attitudes toward counseling, types of clients and presenting problems, indigenous models of counseling, professional issues and challenges, research findings, the influence of U.S. models, and implications for the future.

This Handbook is a must-have resource for mental health professionals. It is also a critical resource for any academic library, as it will be an invaluable reference for faculty and students alike.

Click here for a chapter-by-chapter overview of how the book maps to key courses.

Anthony Marsella
Foreword
 
PART I: ISSUES, CHALLENGES, AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE COUNSELING PROFESSION WORLDWIDE
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Kathryn L. Norsworthy
Ch 1. Cross-Cultural Counseling: History, Challenges, and Rationale
P. Paul Heppner, Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Changming Duan, Janet E. Helms, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Paul B. Pedersen
Ch 2. The Intersection of Multicultural and Cross Natural Movements in the United States: A Complementary Role to Promote Culturally Counseling Sensitive Research, Training, and Practice
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Rex Stockton, Frederick T.L Leong, Stefanía Ægisdóttir
Ch 3. The Counseling Profession In- and Outside the United States
Kathryn L. Norsworthy, P. Paul Heppner, Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Paul B. Pedersen
Ch 4. Exportation of U.S.-Based Models of Counseling and Counseling Psychology: A Critical Analysis
Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, Walter J. Lonner
Ch 5. Theoretical and Methodological Issues When Studying Culture
Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Thomas Clawson, Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Antonio Tena, Andreea Szilagyi, Jennifer Rogers
Ch 6. Internationalization of the Counseling Profession: An Indigenous Perspective
Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, P. Paul Heppner, Li-fei Wang
Ch 7. Crossing Borders in Collaboration
Li-fei Wang, P. Paul Heppner
Ch 8. Cross-Cultural Collaboration: Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies and Yuan-Fen
 
PART II: THE COUNSELING PROFESSION AROUND THE WORLD
Makiko Kasai
Ch 9. The Role of Japanese Culture in Psychological Health: Implications for Counseling and Clinical Psychology
Changdai Kim, Dong Min Kim, Young Seok- Seo, Kay Hyon Kim
Ch 10. Professional Accomplishments and Current Cultural Challenges of Counseling in South Korea
Zhi-Jin Hou, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Changming Duan
Ch 11. Counseling in China: Fast Moving, But What Is the Destination?
Lifei Wang, Hung Chiao, P. Heppner
Ch 12. A Shifting Professional Development and Identity in Taiwan: Integrating Western Counseling Psychology With the Spirit and Worldview of Taiwanese Culture
Esther Tan
Ch 13. Counseling in a Multicultural Context: A Singapore Example
See Ching Mey, Abdul Halim Othman, Suradi Salim, Md. Che Din
Ch 14. Multicultural Approaches of Healing and Counseling in Malaysia
Kausar Suhail, M. Asmir Ajmal
Ch 15. Counseling in Pakistan: An Eastern Muslim Perspective
Gideon Arulmani
Ch 16. Tradition and Modernity: The Cultural Preparedness Framework for Counselling in India
Elena Molchanova, Elena Kim, Sharon Horne, Gulnara Aitpaeva, Narynbek Ashiraliev, Vladimir Ten, Diana Pohilko
Ch 17. Status of Counseling and Psychology in Kyrgyzstan
Ralph Goldstein
Ch 18. "Blowin' in the Wind": Holding on to Values in the Face of Regulation in Britain
Salvatore Soresi, Laura Nota
Ch 19. Career Counseling: From Placement to Vocational Realization in Italy
Eleanor O'Leary, Eoin O'Shea
Ch 20. "Our Aspirations are our Possibilities": Growth and Features of Counselling Psychology in Ireland
Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Sif Einarsdóttir
Ch 21. In the Crossing Currents of the United States and Scandinavia: Counseling and Psychology in Iceland
Johanna E. Nilsson, Thomas Lindgren
Ch 22. Applied Psychology in Sweden: A Brief Report on Its Role, Ambitions, and Limitations
Valérie Cohen-Scali, Jean Guichard, Jean-Philippe Gaudron
Ch 23: Career Counseling in France: A Growing Practice Among Diverse Professional Groups
Oksana Yakushko, Tanya Razzhavaikina, Sharon Horne
Ch 24. Counseling in Countries Experiencing Political, Cultural, and Economic Transition: The Case of the Former USSR
Georgios Lampropoulos, Anastassios Stalikas
Ch 25. Psychology and Counseling in Greece: Rapid Contemporary Development in the Context of a Glorious Past
Richard A. Young
Ch 26. Counseling in the Canadian Mosaic: A Cultural Perspective
Edward A. Delgado-Romero, Eduardo E. Delgado Pollo, Rubén Ardila, Corey Smetana
Ch 27. After la Violencia: The Psychology Profession in Colombia
Pedro E. Rodriguez, Alcira Teixeira, Emma Mejia
Ch 28. Psychological Counseling in Venezuela: Culture, Change, and Challenges
Susana Verdinelli, Carlos M. Diaz-Lazaro
Ch 29. Psychology in Argentina: In Search of New Paradigms and Professional Identities
Maria-Cristina Cruza-Guet, Arnold R. Spokane, Carlos Leon-Andrade, Teresa Borja
Ch 30. Diversity, Hegemony, Poverty, and the Emergence of Counseling Psychology in Ecuador
Luis Rivas Quiñones
Ch 31. Counseling From the Subversive: The Development of Psychotherapy in Puerto Rico
Anthony V. Naidoo, Ashfar Kagee
Ch 32. The Quest for Relevance: Counseling Psychology in South Africa
Charles Ugwuegbulam, Alicia Homrich, Celestine U.U.U. Kadurumba
Ch 33. Cross-Cultural Counseling in Nigeria
Moshe Israelashvili, Benny Benjamin
Ch 34. Context and Diversity in the Provision of Counseling Services in Israel
Fatima Al-Darmaki, Mohamed Sayed
Ch 35. Counseling Challenges Within the Cultural Context of the United Arab Emirates
Deniz Çinarbas, Fidan Korkut Owen, Ayse Çiftçi
Ch 36. Counseling in Turkey: A Blend of Western Science and Eastern Tradition
Wendy Patton
Ch 37. At the Crossroads: Counseling Psychology in Australia
 
PART III: IMPLICATIONS AND CONCLUSION
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefanía Ægisdóttir, Seung Ming Alvin Leung, Kathryn L. Norsworthy
Ch 38. A Global Vision for the Future of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Theory, Collaboration, Research, and Training
 
Index
 
About the Editors
 
About the Authors

"...this handbook helps expand the scope of the field to cultural diversity around the world-and that achievement constitutes its most important contribution to the international profession of counseling psychology."

Dr.Uwe P. Gielen
St. Francis College
International Psychology Bulletin

"I highly recommend the Handbook for courses in international and cross-cultural psychology, courses on multicultural issues in counseling and psychology, and as a text for professional issues courses in counseling and psychology. The Handbook is an excellent resource for counselors, psychologists and other mental health professionals working internationally or at home."

John L. Romano
APA Society of Counseling Psychology Division 17 International Section Newsletter

"Covering the whole world in only 564 pages is a daunting task, even if one is only looking at one slice of that big pie, but Gerstein, Heppner, Ægisdóttir, Leung, and Norsworthy have managed to do this in an interesting and readable way. If the contribution of this important work is to help counselors and psychologists understand that mental health interventions solely focused on the individual may not be effective in a group- or community-oriented culture, it would be an important book. However, International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling does much more, filling an important gap in the counseling literature. Never before in one place have the issues of the role of counseling around the world been addressed in such a comprehensive way."

Mark Pope
PsycCRITIQUES

"[T]he IHCCC is an essential reference for counseling professionals, providing information on current challenges and the development of the counseling profession in diverse countries worldwide. The IHCCC is expected to serve as a basic resource book facilitating both internationalization and indigenization of the counseling profession."

Younnjung Gong
Gyeongin National University of Education
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling, 2011, Vol. 1, No. 2, 199-200

This text is an excellent example of counseling around the globe. It presents issues and examples about a variety of cultures.

Ms Marusia Kaweski
Psychology , University of Saskatchewan
April 23, 2010
Key features
  • First of its kind, landmark volume
  • Leading contributors from around the world
  • A comprehensive resource on counseling practices throughout the world
  • High profile editorial team with International expertise
  • Editor from outside the U.S. strengthens international focus and marketability

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