"In 43 chapters written by 109 contributors from six continents and 40 countries, Counseling Around the World: An International Handbook successfully provides a world overview of counseling as defined by professional counselors and individuals without traditional Western professional training. The chapters are remarkably uniform in their engaging, superb quality of writing, their pithy information, their constructive candor, and their success in achieving the editors' overriding goals. This is a book well worth reading from cover to cover. I definitely would use it in any course designed to enhance global understanding of counseling issues. I thank the editors and contributors for enlightening me and for their positive viewpoints of the challenges ahead and the ways to meet those challenges."
"This book delivers on the promise to increase counselors' global literacy through country 'snapshots' about the status of counseling. Counselors will view their professional identity in new ways as they read about common issues between countries and the unique country contexts that influence the practice of counseling."
-Nancy Arthur, PhD
Canada Research Chair
University of Calgary
"There is much to learn from this book. It is destined to advance insights on counseling around the world."
-Edwin L. Herr, EdD
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Education and Associate Dean
The Pennsylvania State University
"Counseling Around the World provides the most comprehensive picture of international counseling available today. This is a significant work that will fuel, sustain, and fashion counseling education, practice, and research long into the future."
-Mildred Cahill, PhD
Memorial University of Newfoundland
In this fascinating book, native counselors and leading experts from 40 countries discuss the opportunities for growth and the challenges they face in their countries. After an introductory section discussing global diversity themes and issues, chapters focus on key countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, North America, Oceania, and South and Central America. Each chapter covers the history and current state of counseling in the country, theories and techniques that have been shown to work best in meeting the needs of the population, diversity issues specific to the region, counselor education and training, and possibilities for the future of counseling in the country. A comprehensive list of international resources and counseling organizations is also included.
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