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.
“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