Counseling in Developing Countries: Turkey and India as Examples.

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Raney S., Canel Çınarbaş D.

Journal of Mental Health Counseling, vol.27, no.2, pp.146-160, 2005 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Journal Name: Journal of Mental Health Counseling
  • Journal Indexes: Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.146-160
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Turkey and India are developing countries with unique cultural characteristics. The current state of mental health counseling in Turkey and India necessitates new laws, indigenous approaches, adaptations of culture-sensitive approaches, and research projects to validate such approaches. It is the job of mental health counselors to accomplish such complicated and trying tasks in the absence of social and financial resources.