ERIC Number: EJ791921
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Reference Count: 48
Mental Health Counseling in the Islamic Republic of Iran: A Marriage of Religion, Science, and Practice
Priester, Paul E.
Counseling and Values, v52 n3 p253 Apr 2008
This article explores the state of mental health counseling in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Topics that are addressed include training of clinicians, theoretical developments in Islamic-based theories of psychology, and issues related to the practice of counseling. Counseling issues in the Islamic Republic of Iran are influenced by its unique culture and history. A discussion of issues related to the prevalence and treatment of addiction is included.
Descriptors: Mental Health, Foreign Countries, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Psychology, Theories, Substance Abuse, Incidence, Cultural Influences, Religion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iran