Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services

Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services

Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan (HELP University, Malaysia) and Siti Salina Abdullah (University Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia)
Indexed In: PsycINFO®
Release Date: October, 2018|Copyright: © 2019 |Pages: 302
ISBN13: 9781522560739|ISBN10: 1522560734|EISBN13: 9781522560746|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6073-9


The availability of practical applications, techniques, and case studies by international therapists is limited despite expansions to the fields of clinical psychology and counseling. As dialogues surrounding mental health grow in the East, it is important to maintain therapeutic modalities that ensure the highest level of patient-centered rehabilitation and care are met across global networks.

Multicultural Counseling Applications for Improved Mental Healthcare Services is an essential reference source that discusses techniques in addressing different religions and cultures in counseling and therapy. The research in this publication provides a platform and a voice for Eastern therapists to contribute to the body of knowledge and build a more robust therapeutic framework for practitioners worldwide. Featuring topics such as psychotherapy, refugee counseling, and women empowerment, this book is ideally designed for mental health professionals, counselors, therapists, clinical psychologists, sociologists, social workers, researchers, students, and social science academicians seeking coverage on significant advances in therapy, as well as the skills, challenges, and abilities that practitioners facing diverse populations must manage on a daily basis.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Anger Management
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • LGBTQ+
  • Marginalized Communities
  • Play Therapy
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Refugee Counseling
  • Religion in Therapy
  • Self-Esteem
  • Women Empowerment

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Anasuya Jegathevi Jegathesan earned her Doctorate in Counselling from the University of South Australia. She is a Certified Reality Therapist, a Certified Thanatologist and a Licensed Counsellor in Malaysia. A practitioner and counsellor educator, she conducts individual and Group Therapy privately, specializing in Individual therapy, adolescent and grief counselling. Dr. Anasuya has created her own set of therapy tools called Journeys through Life, and has conducted workshops in Malaysia, Canada, the United States and Australia. Her areas of research are on Grief and Multi-cultural counselling. She works closely with developing counselling centers and programs from NGO’s.
Siti Salina Abdullah is a senior lecturer and the Program Chair for Bachelor of Counseling at the School of Social and Economic Development, University Malaysia Terengganu. She is now appointed as an Associate Fellow of Institute of Tropical Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. She is also a registered counselor with Malaysia Board of Counselor and a Panel Counselor for The National Population and Family Development Board or LPPKN. She holds a Doctorate of Counseling from University of South Australia, Master of Counseling, and Bachelor of Education (Guidance and Counseling) from University Putra Malaysia. Her interest is in multicultural and family counseling. She conducted several research grants that covered areas of delinquent teenagers, non-traditional career, poverty and well being in the community. She actively involves in various programs conducted by LPPKN, YDSM, and others.