Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context

by Roy (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada) Moodley

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context Synopsis

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.

Handbook of Counseling and Psychotherapy in an International Context Press 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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780415872539
Publication date: 10th October 2012
Author: Roy (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada) Moodley
Publisher: Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 438 pages
Categories: Psychotherapy,

About Roy (Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Canada) Moodley

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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