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ISSN : 2233-6710(Print)
ISSN : 2384-2121(Online)
Journal of Asia Pacific Counseling Vol.3 No.1 pp.1-7

The Global Context of Counseling in the 21st Century

Courtland C. Lee, Go Eun Na

University of Maryland at College Park
Received December 12, 2012, Accepted February 12, 2013


Internationalization has become one of the most important issues in the counseling profession. The purpose of this article is toexamine the professionalization of counseling on a global basis. To begin, the traditional nature of counseling and thechallenges inherent in attempting to make it a global profession will be examined. Next the potential of counseling forpromoting well-being on a global basis will be discussed. Finally, a set of transcultural counseling competencies and theirrelationship to the counselor as a person will be introduced.