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ERIC Number: EJ894782
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1554-2998
School Counseling in China Today
Thomason, Timothy C.; Qiong, Xiao
Journal of School Counseling, v6 n11 2008
This article provides a brief overview of the development of psychological thinking in China and social influences on the practice of school counseling today. Common problems of students are described, including anxiety due to pressure to perform well on exams, loneliness and social discomfort, and video game addiction. Counseling approaches used by school counselors today can include both traditional Chinese treatments like qigong and modern Western approaches like cognitive behavioral therapy. There is a great need for more school counselors, more training for counselors on modern counseling methods, and more efforts to reduce the stigma of seeking counseling. An understanding of how school counseling is practiced in China can increase the cultural awareness and sensitivity of American school counselors.
Journal of School Counseling. Montana State University, College of Education, Health and Human Development, P.O. Box 172940, Bozeman, MT 59717. Tel: 406-994-4133; Fax: 406-994-1854; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China