Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

By: Seung-Ming A. Leung (author), P. Paul Heppner (author), Stefania Aegisdottir (author), Lawrence H. Gerstein (author), Kathryn L. Norsworthy (author)Paperback

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Essentials of International Cross-Cultural Counseling will be a brief, supplemental book (a derivative of the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling). The focus of this supplement is the first section of the handbook, which touches on issues, challenges, and opportunities for the counseling profession worldwide. It will be comprised of nine articles that discuss topics such as cross-cultural counseling, the counseling profession in- and outside of the United States, the theoretical and methodological issues when studying culture, and the future of cross-cultural counseling.a Each article will include discussion questions and related web links to further student comprehension of the material.

About Author

Lawrence Gerstein, Ph.D., is the George & Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Director of Doctoral Training in Counseling Psychology, and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies at Ball State University. He has published over 100 scholarly articles and book chapters and is active in professional organizations serving on numerous editorial boards and committees. He is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and for six years, he was the Editor of the Journal of Mental Health Counseling. Professor Gerstein's academic expertise is in cross-cultural psychology, peace psychology, consultation, and research methodology. A recipient of the Carl D. Perkins Government Relations Award from the American Association for Counseling and Development and the Kitty Cole Human Rights Award from the American Counseling Association, Professor Gerstein was once again honored with the 2010 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award by the American Psychological Association Division 52 for The International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling for making the most significant and fundamental contribution to psychology as a global discipline. Professor Gerstein earned his Ph.D. in counseling and social psychology from the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia in 1983. P. Paul Heppner is a professor of the Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Missouri. He is cofounder of the MU Center for Multicultural Research, Training and Consultation and was the inaugural co-chair of the International Section of counseling Psychology. He has served on several national and international editorial boards and as editor of The Counseling Psychologist. Stefania Aegisdottir is an associate professor in the Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services at Ball State University. She has written about cross-cultural research methods, attitudes and expectations about counseling, clinical judgment, and international and cross-cultural issues and competencies in counseling research and training. She recently completed a three-year grant from the Icelandic Research Fund to study psychological help-seeking patterns of Icelanders. Seung-Ming Alvin Leung is a professor in and chairperson of the Department of Educational Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. His major areas of interest include career development and assessment; cross-cultural, multicultural, and international issues in counseling; and counseling in educational settings. He is currently the editor of Asian Journal of Counselling and previously served as associate editor of The Counseling Psychologist. Kathryn L. Norsworthy is a professor at Rollins College and a licensed psychologist and nationally certified counselor. She currently serves as chair of the international committee of the Division of Trauma Psychology of the American Psychological Association. She is author and coauthor of numerous articles and book chapters on her international social justice work and cross-national partnerships and has been engaged in activist research and practice projects focusing on trauma, feminist counseling, cross-national collaboration, and peace-building in Thailand, Cambodia, and northern India since 1997.


Acknowledgments 1. Cross-Cultural Counseling - Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir,Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, and Kathryn L. Norsworthy 2. The Intersection of Multicultural and Cross-National Movements in the United States - P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Changming Duan, Janet E. Helms, Lawrence H. Gerstein, and Paul B. Pedersen 3. The Counseling Profession In and Outside the United States - Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Rex Stockton,Frederick T. L. Leong, and Stefania Aegisdottir 4. Exportation of U.S.-Based Models of Counseling and Counseling Psychology - Kathryn L. Norsworthy, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, and Paul B. Pedersen 5. Theoretical and Methodological Issues When Studying Culture - Stefania Aegisdottir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, and Walter J. Lonner 6. Internationalization of the Counseling Profession - Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Thomas Clawson, Kathryn L.Norsworthy, Antonio Tena, Andreea Szilagyi, and Jennifer Rogers 7. Crossing Borders in Collaboration - Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, P. Paul Heppner, and Li-fei Wang 8. Cross-Cultural Collaboration - Li-fei Wang and P. Paul Heppner 9. A Global Vision for the Future of Cross-Cultural Counseling - Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, and Kathryn L. Norsworthy Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781412999502
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 280
  • ID: 9781412999502
  • ISBN10: 1412999502

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