Counseling in Thailand: Development from a Buddhist perspective

Arunya Tuicomepee, John L. Romano, Soree Pokaeo

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The authors present historical and current accounts of the counseling profession in Thailand. In addition to the influences of Buddhism on counselor training and practices, professional issues such as licensure, professional organizations, and the relationship between counselors and other mental health professionals are summarized. The role of counselors in recent political and natural disasters is highlighted, along with the importance of adapting Western counselor training and service practices to better meet the needs of the Thai population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)357-361
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 2012


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