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ERIC Number: EJ827139
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0165-0653
Counseling and Family Therapy in India: Evolving Professions in a Rapidly Developing Nation
Carson, David K.; Jain, Sachin; Ramirez, Sylvia
International Journal for the Advancement of Counselling, v31 n1 p45-56 Mar 2009
Outpatient counseling is a relatively new concept and form of clinical practice in India. This article provides an overview of the need for and current status of counseling and family therapy in India. Examples of training programs are presented, and future prospects for the counseling and family therapy professions are highlighted. The authors discuss therapeutic issues that clinicians may need to consider when working with Indian clients, as well as some of the potential barriers to counseling individuals, couples, and families in or from the Indian subcontinent. The future of these professions looks bright and parallels India's rapid development as a nation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: India