International Case Studies in Mental Health presents a variety of global cases from both developed and developing countries, detailing descriptions of the people who are seeking help to eliminate their distress and of the exceptional practitioners who provide the help. In most of the cases, the practitioner is someone who shares a similar heritage with her or his help seeker, and who is influenced at least partly by Western psychotherapy traditions. Each chapter also is a showcase of how scholars pair up with mental health practitioners to create a work that weaves together contextual and individual qualities to inform an understanding of the help-seeker and the intervention.

This book aims to help prepare both mental health trainees and practicing professionals to be effective in the provision of healing in their work with people in different regions of the world. Consequently, the authors hope to offer practitioners a glimpse of what can be achieved in these regions by people whose reputations within the respective communities are strong.

College Counseling in China: A Case Study

College counseling in China: A case study


Counseling, defined as a helping professional practice, started in China just a few decades ago and has been developing exponentially. Nowadays, there are counseling services provided on almost all college and university campuses for students, faculty, and staff (An, Jia, & Yin, 2011). Additionally, various training programs have mushroomed, ranging from on-the-job training, short-term, and periodical courses, to advanced degree programs (MA and PhD) in recent years.

It is important to note that due to the increasing interconnectedness among different countries and nations in today's world, and due to the fact that counseling as a profession and a scientific discipline is well-established in the Western part of the world with a large literature, ...

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