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Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling

July 2011 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling is a brief, supplemental book derived from the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling. Edited by a high-profile team with international expertise, the book focuses on the history, issues, challenges, and opportunities for the counseling profession worldwide. It includes nine chapters discussing topics such as cultural, cross-cultural, and cross-national counseling; the counseling profession both domestically and internationally; the theoretical and methodological issues when studying culture; the challenges and opportunities of cross-cultural and cross-national collaboration; and the future of cross-cultural counseling.

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
Key features

Key Features

  • Unique international focus addresses the need for global coverage in current and future multicultural, cross-cultural, and introductory counseling and research and practicum courses.
  • Each chapter includes discussion questions to further student comprehension of the material.
  • Key terms generally confusing to students are defined.
  • The application and investigation of counseling models in other countries and cultures are covered.
  • The text addresses cross-cultural and cross-national counseling competencies.
  • This book is derived from the International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling, which contains chapters from around the globe. Two sample country chapters from the Handbook are included on the open-access Student Study Site for this book: Chapter 9: The Role of Japanese Culture in Psychological Health: Implications for Counseling and Clinical Psychology and Chapter 30: Diversity, Hegemony, Poverty, and the Emergence of Counseling Psychology in Ecuador.

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