Internationalization of counseling: Integrating the Western theories and practices into the local ways


KEKLİK İ.

JOURNAL OF MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT, 2022 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/jmcd.12252
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF MULTICULTURAL COUNSELING AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Keywords: counseling, de-colonization, multiculturalism, social justice, Turkey, justicia social, descolonizacion, multiculturalismo, consejeria, Turquia, CULTURAL SAFETY

Abstract

The field of counseling has been expanding over the globe in recent decades. Countries newly establishing the profession seem to adapt Western-originated theories and practices without sufficient alteration or modification to their local cultures. Turkey with its 70 years of experience with counseling is a significant example. In this paper, the need for integrating foreign theories, concepts, and practices into the local-host cultures will be discussed from social justice and de-colonialization point of view.