Essentials of Cross-Cultural Counseling
- Lawrence H. Gerstein - Ball State University, USA
- P. Paul Heppner - University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
- Stefania Aegisdottir - Ball State University, USA
- Seung-Ming A. Leung - The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- Kathryn L. Norsworthy - Rollins College, USA
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.
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.
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.
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.