ERIC Number: ED348638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug-18
Reference Count: N/A
A Counseling Psychologist in the USSR as a Fulbright Scholar.
O'Neil, James M.
This paper describes the experience of a counseling psychologist who completed a Senior Fulbright Teaching Lectureship at Moscow State Pedagogical University in Moscow, Russia from February 19 to April 24, 1992. The primary goal of the paper is to provide observations about Russian education, the status of counseling, and life in Moscow 6 months after the failed coup d'etat. Secondly, the paper is written to encourage other counseling professionals to apply for Fulbright Awards in Russia and around the world to better internationalize the counseling profession. The author was the first counseling psychologist Fulbrighter to teach Counseling Psychology in Russia and one of the first psychologists to lecture on counseling after the end of the Communist party and the feared KGB. Specific details of the Fulbright experience are enumerated including the author's teaching, research, academic placement, and relationships with Russian colleagues. Personal, professional, and political perspectives of this country in transition are given. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Counseling Psychology; Fulbright Exchange Program; Russia
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (100th, Washington, DC, August 14-18, 1992).