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Title: Internationalizing Counseling Psychology: Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Planning


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Internationalizing Counseling Psychology
Challenges, Opportunities, and Strategic Planning
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  • This workshop furthers the efforts of
    professionals and students engaged in a
    discussion about the history of counseling
    psychology worldwide and the potential for
    expanding the professions role worldwide.
    Through structured and experiential activities
    participants will assess the strengths and
    weaknesses of the research, practice, and
    training paradigms employed inside the United
    States (U.S.) for use with non-U.S. populations.
    Participants will also discuss challenges (e.g.,
    honoring indigenous models of counseling and
    research generalizing U.S. models language
    barriers cultural assumptions collaboration
    relevance of training) and opportunities (e.g.,
    experiencing a new culture establishing
    professional relationships investigating
    cross-cultural validity) of working in an
    international arena and with international
    populations.
  • Based on these discussions, participants will
    begin developing a strategic plan to assist
    counseling psychologists to effectively and
    appropriately function in various cultures and
    nations worldwide. Emphasis will be on
    identifying realistic and visionary objectives
    and actions linked with research, practice,
    theory, training, policy, and collaboration.
    Further, participants will conceptualize a plan
    to enhance Division 17s involvement in the
    international arena and Division 17s
    contribution to APAs international agenda.
    Additional outcomes include identifying
    individuals interested in publishing a major
    contribution in The Counseling Psychologist on

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Contacts for Next Steps
  • Lawrence Gerstein, Ph.D, Ball State University,
    lgerstein_at_bsu.edu
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