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Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

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Multi-Cultural Counseling

July 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.á Each article will include discussion questions and related web links to further student comprehension of the material.
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir,Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, and Kathryn L. Norsworthy
1. Cross-Cultural Counseling
P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Changming Duan, Janet E. Helms, Lawrence H. Gerstein, and Paul B. Pedersen
2. The Intersection of Multicultural and Cross-National Movements in the United States
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Rex Stockton,Frederick T. L. Leong, and Stefania Aegisdottir
3. The Counseling Profession In and Outside the United States
Kathryn L. Norsworthy, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, and Paul B. Pedersen
4. Exportation of U.S.-Based Models of Counseling and Counseling Psychology
Stefania Aegisdottir, Lawrence H. Gerstein, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Kwong-Liem Karl Kwan, and Walter J. Lonner
5. Theoretical and Methodological Issues When Studying Culture
Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, Thomas Clawson, Kathryn L.Norsworthy, Antonio Tena, Andreea Szilagyi, and Jennifer Rogers
6. Internationalization of the Counseling Profession
Kathryn L. Norsworthy, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, P. Paul Heppner, and Li-fei Wang
7. Crossing Borders in Collaboration
Li-fei Wang and P. Paul Heppner
8. Cross-Cultural Collaboration
Lawrence H. Gerstein, P. Paul Heppner, Stefania Aegisdottir, Seung-Ming Alvin Leung, and Kathryn L. Norsworthy
9. A Global Vision for the Future of Cross-Cultural Counseling

The authors have put together a must-read book for all counselors and counseling psychologists- not just those who might consider doing cross-cultural counseling. All practitioners and researchers need to have a fundamental understanding of the cultural context of their work, and this book provides the foundation for that knowledge. The chapters address practitioners wanting to work in countries outside the US, researchers wanting the background to do cross-national work, and also helps to ground US based counseling within a cultural context. Clearly, counseling in the United States in response to a particular set of contexts, and the authors thoughtfully help readers to understand that context. I applaud the authors for their careful analysis of the issues and will require this book for my students.

Nadya A. Fouad, Ph.D., ABPP, University Distinguished Professor and Chair
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Department of Educational Psychology

This book lays the ground work for students that are engaged in counseling and for the new students who are beginning their studies. I highly recommend this book to all Professors that are teaching any counseling course.

Dr S. Alexander Riley
Health Sciences, United States University
August 28, 2013

Hi, I think that this book will be more useful for HE courses. FE Level 3 learners will be shown the book, but will struggle with the use of language, small size of font and relevance to their level of learning. As an introduction to referencing, they will find this edited book complicated to use. My level 2 learners will not be shown this book, however I will offer it to the HE team for their learners.

Mrs Bev Hale
Dept of Care and Early Years, Weston College
September 6, 2012

I have found this book useful in exploring with students the concepts and practicalities of considering the range of issues for counsellors considering or working in cross-cultural settings. This is a hugely complex area, and this succinctly informs and challenges the reader.

Mr Mike Bancroft
Counselling, Alton College
January 31, 2012

Lawrence H. Gerstein

Lawrence H. Gerstein earned a B.B.A. in public administration and a Ph.D. in counseling and social psychology. He is a Ball State University George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, Fulbright Scholar, and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. Professor Gerstein is a Co-Editor of the Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology and an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Counseling Psychology. He has published 100+ scholarly articles and three books including the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling and the Handbook... More About Author

P. Paul Heppner

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. More About Author

Stefania Aegisdottir

Stefania Ægisdóttir 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. More About Author

S. Alvin Leung

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. More About Author

Kathryn L. Norsworthy

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. More About Author

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