International handbook of cross-cultural counseling : cultural assumptions and practices worldwide / [edited by] Lawrence H. Gerstein [et al.]

| June 7, 2011

Title: International handbook of cross-cultural counseling : cultural assumptions and practices worldwide
Editor: Lawrence H. Gerstein, et al.
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, c2009
Check it out: BF636.7.C76 I566 2009

From the Publisher: The only book to capture the rich diversity of the profession of counseling around the world, this volume provides a strong theoretical, research, and practical focus, with contributions from more than 80 world-renowned scholars. The first section of the Handbook includes chapters on multicultural and cross-cultural psychology in relation to the profession of counseling in a global context—its current status, methodological issues when studying culture, opportunities and challenges in collaboration across borders, and indigenous models of counseling.

The heart of the Handbook includes chapters that describe the present state of the field in the following countries:

• Europe: France, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, former USSR
• The Middle East: Israel, Turkey, United Arab Emirates
• The Americas and the Caribbean: Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, Puerto Rico, Venezuela
• South and West Africa: Nigeria, South Africa
• Central Asia: Kyrgyzstan
• South Asia: India, Pakistan
• Southeast Asia: Malaysia, Singapore
• East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan
• Oceania: Australia

Topics covered in the various country chapters include the history of counseling, cultural and religious values that have shaped attitudes toward counseling, types of clients and presenting problems, indigenous models of counseling, professional issues and challenges, research findings, the influence of U.S. models, and implications for the future.

This Handbook is a must-have resource for mental health professionals. It is also a critical resource for any academic library, as it will be an invaluable reference for faculty and students alike.

Awards: International Handbook of Cross-Cultural Counseling: Cultural Assumptions and Practices Worldwide has been selected as the recipient of the 2010 Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Award as the book that makes the most significant and fundamental contribution to psychology as a global discipline.

About the 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.

Affiliations: Ball State University

On the Web: “I highly recommend the Handbook for courses in international and cross-cultural psychology, courses on multicultural issues in counseling and psychology, and as a text for professional issues courses in counseling and psychology. The Handbook is an excellent resource for counselors, psychologists and other mental health professionals working internationally or at home.”
—John L. Romano, APA Society of Counseling Psychology Division 17 International Section Newsletter