A global portrait of counselling psychologists’ characteristics, perspectives, and professional behaviors

Rod Goodyear, James Lichtenberg, Heidi Hutman, Emily Overland, Robinder Bedi, Kayla Christiani, Michael Di Mattia, Elizabeth du Preez, Bill Farrell, Jacqueline Feather, Jan Grant, Young-Joo Han, Young Ju, Dong-Gwi Lee, Hyejin Lee, Helen Nicholas, Jessica Jones Nielsen, Ada Sinacore, Sufen Tu, Charles Young

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Counseling psychologists in eight countries (Australia, Canada, New Zealand, South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) responded to survey questions that focused on their demographics as well as their professional identities, roles, settings, and activities. As well, they were asked about satisfaction with the specialty and the extent to which they endorsed 10 core counseling psychology values. This article reports those results, focusing both on areas in which there were between-country similarities as well as on those for which there were differences. These data provide a snapshot of counseling psychology globally and establish a foundation for the other articles in this special issue of the journal.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-138
Number of pages24
JournalCounselling Psychology Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • counseling psychologists’ characteristics
  • counseling psychologists’ functions
  • counseling psychologists’ theoretical orientations
  • counseling psychologists’ values
  • counseling psychology globally

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