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ERIC Number: ED439358
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Counseling and Psychotherapy in China.
Zheng, Richang; Zhang, Wen; Li, Tan; Zhang, Shanshan
The paper discusses the development of counseling and psychotherapy in China. These have developed rapidly for more than ten years, with special technique integration, varied methods, and the spread of concepts. But measured by scientific criterion, it still is in the primary stage of development. Although the number of diversified forms of counseling and psychotherapy increased very fast, there still lacks a unified administration. The paper states that the cause is from a lack of an assessment and examination system of qualification for the counselors or therapists, therefore quality of service cannot be guaranteed. It recommends the founding of a supervision and training system in order to ensure the consistent, effective direction and systematized training for counselors and therapists. In light of the fact that there are still many prejudices against counseling and therapy, it recommends efforts be taken to publicize general knowledge about mental health, counseling, and psychotherapy to make people not be ashamed of it but believe in the strength of science. (Contains 13 references.) (JDM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China