ERIC Number: ED194409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Readings in Intercultural Communication, Volume IV. Cross-Cultural Counseling: Intercultural Helping Relationships.
Pedersen, Paul, Ed.
Seventeen essays are presented which explore aspects of intercultural communication as it relates to the counseling profession. The papers describe cross-cultural dimensions of the counseling relationship, the adjustment process, the point of view of special populations, and suggestions for counselor training. The compilation was made in the belief that people working with multicultural populations must be aware of their own bias and the cultural values of their target audience. Section I presents four papers about counseling guidance and therapy relationships. Topics include guidance implications of concepts from the fields of culture and personality, cultural barriers in the counseling relationship, and the counseling process and its cultural setting. Section II includes studies of the mental health, adjustment, and counseling problems of students from Asian countries. The five papers in Section III explore intercultural problems of specific groups in American society, including Mexican-Americans, Chinese-Americans, Blacks, and American-Indians. Section IV offers four papers about cross-cultural counselor training. Among the topics are cultural stereotyping among psychotherapists and cross-cultural training of mental health professionals. (AV)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Counseling, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Pluralism, Culture Contact, Educational Resources, Essays, Ethnic Groups, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Human Relations, Mental Health Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (Dept. of State), Washington, DC.; National Association for Foreign Student Affairs, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research.
Note: For related documents, see SO 012 927-931.