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Promoting international counseling identity: The role of collaboration, research, and training
Wendy J. Hoskins and Holly C. Thompson
Learning to become an effective counselor and counselor educator requires extensive professional and personal preparation. Both new and seasoned professional counselors must challenge personal values and beliefs, understand foundations of professional counseling, and learn how individual clients nationally and internationally are affected by the rapidly changing society. In the 21st century, a critical step in the development of professional counseling involves creating an identity that embraces globalization. This article reviews three emerging themes related to counselor identity internationally: collaboration, research, and training.