Western models of counseling and psychotherapy within Turkey: Crossing cultural boundaries

Mocan-Aydin G.

COUNSELING PSYCHOLOGIST, vol.28, no.2, pp.281-298, 2000 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2000
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0011000000282007
  • Page Numbers: pp.281-298


This article examines the current usage of Western counseling and psychotherapeutic models with a special emphasis on the local realities of Turkish culture, it explores the applicability of the Western counseling models and reviews the current status of the application of the Western models along with the related practices in Turkish clinical and nonclinical settings. The role of the Turkish counselor within the cultural context is stressed. Implications for the multicultural counselors are discussed and some recommendations for a culturally relevant model are proposed.