1st Edition

A Global Portrait of Counselling Psychology

Edited By Rodney K. Goodyear, James W. Lichtenberg Copyright 2018
    146 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    The official birth of counselling psychology is said to have occurred in 1951, when key United States leaders in what was then called the field of guidance and counselling formally adopted the terms ‘counselling psychologist’ and ‘counselling psychology’ to describe their profession. In the 65 years that have followed, counselling psychology has thrived, as reflected in the fact that it now is a recognized applied psychology specialty in a number of countries worldwide. The form and expression of counselling psychology differs across countries and yet the specialty retains certain recognizable features wherever it is practiced.

    Drawing on data collected through a survey of professionals in eight different countries, this volume considers both ways in which the specialty is distinctive within each of the eight countries, as well as that which is characteristic of counselling psychology across them all. This survey of the international character of counselling psychology examines the emergence and the history of the field; the training, preparation and credentialing of professionals; and the practices and practice settings of counselling psychologists. This book was originally published as a special issue of Counselling Psychology Quarterly.

    1. A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors Rod Goodyear, James Lichtenberg, Heidi Hutman, Emily Overland, Robinder Bedi, Kayla Christiani, Michael Di Mattia, Elizabeth du Preez, Bill Farrell, Jacqueline Feather, Jan Grant, Young-joo Han, Young Ju, Dong-gwi Lee, Hyejin Lee, Helen Nicholas, Jessica Jones Nielsen, Ada Sinacore, Sufen Tu and Charles Young

    2. Counselling Psychology in Australia: History, status and challenges Michael A. Di Mattia and Jan Grant

    3. Counselling Psychology in Canada Robinder Paul Bedi, Ada Sinacore and Kayla D. Christiani

    4. Counselling psychology in New Zealand Elizabeth du Preez, Jacqueline Feather and Bill Farrell

    5. Counselling psychology in South Africa Jason Bantjes, Ashraf Kagee and Charles Young

    6. Counselling psychology in South Korea Young A. Ju, Young-joo Han, Hyejin Lee and Dong-gwi Lee

    7. Development and current status of counselling psychology in Taiwan Su-Fen Tu and Shuh-Ren Jin

    8. Counselling psychology in the United Kingdom Jessica D. Jones Nielsen and Helen Nicholas

    9. Counselling psychology in the United States James W. Lichtenberg, Rodney K. Goodyear, Heidi Hutman and Emily A. Overland

    10. Counselling psychology’s genotypic and phenotypic features across national boundaries Heidi Hutman, James W. Lichtenberg, Rodney K. Goodyear, Emily A. Overland and Terence J. G. Tracey


    Rodney K. Goodyear is Professor of Education at the University of Redlands, CA, USA. He is also Emeritus Professor of Education (Counseling Psychology) and former Associate Dean at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

    James W. Lichtenberg is Emeritus Professor (Counseling Psychology) and former Associate Dean of Education at the University of Kansas, USA.