Belonging Everywhere & NowhereLois J Bushong’s BELONGING EVERYWHERE & NOWHERE: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile (Mango Tree Intercultural Services, 2013) has received rave reviews from peers. (Read more about the book here.)

#1 Josh Sandoz, MA, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Founder of the International Therapist Directory, Seattle, WA

“Bushong astutely builds on the existing TCK literature to weave together a foundational work for mental health therapists who seek to thoughtfully engage individuals from a globally mobile population that is growing in size and scope. Her primer considers key questions and common underlying reasons for why many TCKs seek therapy, makes practical recommendations for therapists, and invites practitioners to more deeply cultivate the imaginative space that is so crucial in our work, no matter our theoretical orientation or cultural background. Generous and enjoyable, this is a must read for mental health therapists practicing in today’s rapidly globalizing twenty-first century.”

#2 Duncan P. Westwood, Ph.D., Clinical Director of Expatriate Care and Development, International Health Management, Toronto, Canada

 “As one of the first resources to address the psychosocial challenges of TCKs this is a groundbreaking book.  Lois Bushong grew up as a TCK and is a TCK therapist whose authentic voice arrests our attention to unique TCK characteristics that, if overlooked, can lead to misdiagnosis.  Drawing on a wealth of personal and professional experience she expands our knowledge and increases our skills out of a commitment to best practice.  A must read for mental health professionals and anyone who cares for TCKs.”

#3 David L. Wickstrom, PhD, Clinical Psychologist and Missions Consultant, Columbia, South Carolina

“What a delight finally to find a book that describes the world and experience of TCKs and how those experiences contribute to the struggles and challenges they face and which they bring to my counseling office!!  As a TCK and psychotherapist myself, the insights and helps offered by Lois Bushong in her book, Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere have confirmed much what I have learned about myself as well as offering additional tools to help other MKs.  In our increasingly multi-cultural world I would recommend this book to any professional counselor, TCK or not, as a much-needed, practical and helpful resource which should belong in every clinician’s library.”

#4 Dr. Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, Consulting Psychologist, Member Care Associates, Inc, Geneva, Switzerland

“I am so excited about the potential benefit of “Belonging Everywhere and Nowhere” for therapists of global nomads and families worldwide! Lois’s style is so practical, personable, and authoritative all at once, demonstrating how professionals can expand their skills to recognize and address the invisible and ambiguous losses that fuel the nuanced and hidden angst tied to identity and belonging in a globalizing world. This book and the practical wisdom it elaborates will help the international community–and its various sectors–more compassionately and competently care for those who struggle with the developmental challenges of a cross-cultural and/or internationally mobile upbringing. Thank you, Lois!”

#5 Dr. Donna Mischell Navarro, Psychologist, United States Air Force, Washington D.C.

One of the best “all-around” insights into counseling Third Culture Kids (TCK) and Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCK). It’s worthwhile for anyone interested in understanding the challenges of global nomads (parents, TCKs, teachers) and a must have step-by-step guide for counselors who are beginning to work with TCKs and ATCKs. Bushong shows you how to identify TCKs, listen for key insights into clients experiences to enable effective counseling and how to make an accurate DSM diagnosis.”

#6 Beth Spring, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT)  in private practice, Herndon, VA

“Lois brings an acute cultural sensitivity to light in this book, as well as practical ways for therapists to discern and honor cultural mobility as a potential clinical issue.  I appreciate her case studies, guidelines, and overall generosity and wisdom in sharing her unique perspective.  I work in a culturally diverse area, and this book fills a gap for me in knowing how to explore clients’ experiences.”

#7 Felicia Snell, LMFT-A, Sunstone Counseling Center, Greenwood, IN

“This new book by Lois is fantastic. I am seeing more and more TCK’s in my practice and this will be a beneficial resource full of practical and applicable information. This is a great book, filling a gap in therapeutic resources.”

#8 Kristen Boice, LMFT, Pathway to Healing, Counseling & Education, Noblesville, IN

“Lois captures the essence of how to work with clients that have lost their sense of identity from moving around frequently and the feelings that accompany it. She uses helpful examples, informative theories, background information and powerful techniques to work with this population. There is no other book on the market like it. She captured the key concepts of working with global nomads. “


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