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Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context

Edited by Roy Moodley, Uwe P. Gielen, Rosa Wu

Routledge – 2013 – 438 pages

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Description

Many factors in the world today, such as globalization and a rise in immigration, are increasing the need for mental health practitioners to acquire the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This text will be the most comprehensive volume to address this need to date, exploring the history, philosophy, processes, and trends in counseling and psychotherapy in countries from all regions of the globe. Organized by continent and country, each chapter is written by esteemed scholars drawing on intimate knowledge of their homelands. They explore such topics as their countries’ demographics, counselor education programs, current counseling theories and trends, and significant traditional and indigenous treatment and healing methods. This consistent structure facilitates quick and easy comparisons and contrasts across cultures, offering an enhanced understanding of diversity and multicultural competencies. Overall, this text is an invaluable resource for practitioners, researchers, students, and faculty, showing them how to look beyond their own borders and cultures to enhance their counseling practices.

Reviews

"This book represents an important first step in helping us to develop a global view on the nature of helping. The contributors to the book provide insights into the nature of psychology, counseling, and psychotherapy across a broad spectrum of countries and cultural contexts. This is a book for its time because it allows us to look at the collective global power and possibilities of our professions." - Courtland C. Lee, PhD, President, International Association of Counseling and Professor, Counselor Education Program, University of Maryland

"A must-have book for every counselor and therapist interested in what’s going on in the profession worldwide, this is an erudite reference to the field’s past, present, and future, with compelling chapters by experts from their respective countries. Rich in depth and detail, this volume can be referred to constantly for solid information and inspiration." - Judy Kuriasnky, PhD, adjunct faculty member, Columbia University Teachers College; journalist; and United Nations NGO Representative for the International Association of Applied Psychology.

Contents

Part 1: Counseling and Psychotherapy in Africa Amer, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Egypt: Ambiguous Identity of a Regional Leader. Kpanake, Ndove, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Francophone West Africa: Creating a Future Vision. Mogaji, Bojuwoye, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Nigeria: Horizons for the Future. Kadri, Bennani, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Morocco: Renewal of an Ancient Tradition. Cooper, Nicholas, Counseling and Psychotherapy in South Africa: Responding to Post-Apartheid Counseling Needs. Mwiti, James, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Sub-Saharan Africa: Brewed in an African Pot with Western Seasoning. Part 2: Counseling and Psychotherapy in the Americas Muller, Palavezzatti, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Argentina: A Tango from Psychoanalysis to Integrative Psychotherapies. Hutz, Gomes, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Brazil: From Private Practice to Community Services. Domene, Bedi, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Canada: Diversity and Growth. Hutchinson, Sutherland, Counseling and Psychotherapy in the (English speaking) Caribbean: Fidelity, Fit, or a Cause for Concern? Guillard, Umana, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Cuba: Interdisciplinarity and Community Driven Research and Education. Sosa, Riveros, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Mexico: Towards a Latin American Perspective. Roysircar, Hodges, Counseling and Psychotherapy in the United States: Multicultural Competence, Evidence-Based, and Measurable Outcomes. Part 3: Counseling and Psychotherapy in Asia Brown, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Australia: Championing the Egalitarian Society? Chang, Yuping, Qijia, Wang, Mingyi, Counseling and Psychotherapy in China: Building Capacity to Serve 1.3 Billion. George, Pothan, Counseling and Psychotherapy in India: Professionalism amidst Changing Times. Iwakabe, Enns, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Japan: Integrating Japanese Traditions and Contemporary Values. Ng, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Malaysia: Joy and Pain of (Continuous) Pioneering Work. Yusuf, Sarfaz, Askari, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Pakistan: Colonial Legacies and Islamic Influences. Melgar, Counseling and Psychotherapy in the Philippines: A Discipline in Transition. Joo, Counseling and Psychotherapy in South Korea: Flourishing in a Dynamic Era. Part 4: Counseling and Psychotherapy in Europe Broeck, Stinckens, Lietar, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Belgium: Towards an Accessible and Evidence-Based Mental Health Care. Hansen, Dixon, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Denmark: Counseling the ‘Happiest People on Earth.’ Cohen-Scali, Pouyaud, Baudouin, Vignoli, Counseling and Psychotherapy in France: An Evolving Heterogeneous Field. Warschburger, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Germany: Common Past but Different Present? Gemignani, Giliberto, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Italy: Historical, Cultural and Indigenous Perspectives. Hutschemaekers, van Dijk, Psychotherapy and Clinical Psychology in the Netherlands: Settlement of Five Distinctive Psy Professions. García-Vera, Sanz, Prieto, Psychotherapy in Spain: Vicissitudes of Clinical Psychology. Kholmogorova, Garanian, Krasnov, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Russia: Reunion with the International Science Community. Loewenthal, Counseling and Psychotherapy in the United Kingdom: Future of Talking Therapies. Part 5: Counseling and Psychotherapy in the Middle East Birashk, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Iran: Flourishing Perspectives. Jacoby, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Israel: Milestones, Disputes and Challenges. Khoury, Tabbarah, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Lebanon: Towards a Framework of Lebanese Psychology. Nashashibi, Srour, A., Srour, R., Counseling and Psychotherapy in Palestine: Between Occupation and Cultural Colonialism. Poyrazli, Do─čan, Eskin, Counseling and Psychotherapy in Turkey: Western Theories and Culturally-Inclusive Methods. Part 6: Conclusion Draguns, Counseling and Psychotherapy around the World: Current State and Future Prospects.

Author Bio

Roy Moodley, PhD, is Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada.

Uwe P. Gielen, PhD, is Executive Director of the Institute for International and Cross-Cultural Psychology at St. Francis College, New York.

Rosa Wu is a PhD candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Toronto, Canada.

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Description: Edited by Roy Moodley, Uwe P. Gielen, Rosa Wu. Many factors in the world today, such as globalization and a rise in immigration, are increasing the need for mental health practitioners to acquire the ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures. This text will be the most...
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