Journal of Mental Health Counseling

A professional journal covering the field of mental health counseling, from theory to research to practice. Publishes articles on current theory, therapeutic applications, original research, and professionalism. This is the official journal of the America

Articles from Vol. 27, No. 2, April

A Trip around the World
Counseling has a long history of serving the diverse needs of some of the people around the globe (Gerstein & Moeschberger, 2003: Leong & Blustein, 2000: Leong & Ponterotto, 2003: McWhirter, 1988a, 1988b, 1988c: Norsworthy & Gerstein,...
Counseling and Psychotherapy in Italy: A Profession in Constant Change
This article illustrates the state of the art for mental health counseling in Italy through a historic and postmodern perspective. The context of Italian mental health counseling is complex and full of new and old premises, events, and arguments. On...
Counseling in Developing Countries: Turkey and India as Examples
Turkey and India are developing countries with unique cultural characteristics. The current state of mental health counseling in Turkey and India necessitates new laws, indigenous approaches, adaptations of culture-sensitive approaches, and research...
Counseling in Fiji
This article discusses the evolving role of mental health counseling in Fiji in the context of current social and cultural changes. Although counseling traditionally has been reserved for cultural elders and the clergy, the term counselor is being...
Letting a Hundred Flowers Bloom: Counseling and Psychotherapy in the People's Republic of China
Although the Chinese have been exposed to Western psychotherapies since the 1950s, the practice of counseling is a relatively new phenomenon. In this article, we trace the development of counseling in China, examine its cultural and practical relevance,...
Mental Health and Counseling in Japan: A Path toward Societal Transformation
The collectivist Japanese culture has been influenced by Westernization and internationalization. Today's Japanese mental health problems reflect the confUsion among Japanese individuals who live in an unstable period between enduring interdependent...
Mental Health Counseling in Ukraine
In the past two decades, some profound changes have occurred in the former Soviet Ukraine. These changes have significantly affected Ukrainian mental health counseling. This article provides a synopsis of the historical and social influences on Soviet...
Talking to the Master: Intersections of Religion, Culture, and Counseling in Taiwan and Ghana
Mental health counseling is gaining worldwide popularity. It is, therefore, important to critically examine the appropriateness of direct importation of Western psychological interventions into non-Western countries. This article reviews the state...
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