Global diversity issues in counseling

Nassar-McMillan, Sylvia C. and Moore III, James L. and Warfield, Heather A. and Mayes, Renae D. (2013) Global diversity issues in counseling. In: Counseling around the world: an international handbook. American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA. United States, pp. 9-20. ISBN 9781556203169


As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, counselors must learn how to work across, through, and beyond cultural and continental differences (McFadden & Moore, 2002). McFadden (1999) suggested that 'confusion and shifts in political, social, and economic problems that have never been greater than at this time present themselves in every aspect of our lives' (p. xviii). It is reasonable to believe that individuals throughout the world are likely to need assistance from professionals such as mental health counselors. The general consensus among counseling professionals who are consistently being exposed to diverse cultures is that there is a need to learn how to create a caring counseling environment that 'transcends cultural, ethnic, racial, and national boundaries' (McFadden, 1999, p. xvi).

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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 02 Nov 2014 22:45
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2017 05:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: counseling; cross-cultural counseling; globalisation; migration
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2001 Communication and Media Studies > 200105 Organisational, Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200206 Globalisation and Culture
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Fields of Research (2020): 47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4701 Communication and media studies > 470108 Organisational, interpersonal and intercultural communication
47 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 4702 Cultural studies > 470210 Globalisation and culture
52 PSYCHOLOGY > 5203 Clinical and health psychology > 520399 Clinical and health psychology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences

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