Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere

Book Cover: Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere
Editions:Paperback: £ 12.49
ISBN: 9780615696065
Kindle: £ 7.49

Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile

Lois Bushong

Bushong, a licensed marriage and family therapist, delves into this previously, unexplored world of how to effectively counsel clients raised outside of their parents' home culture. The readers will discover what are the basic characteristics and counseling skills effective with Third Culture Kids (those who have spent the majority of their developmental years outside of their passport country). Because of the rapid growth of the expat community, counselors must look at the uniqueness of working with children who grow up as a Third Culture Kid, the common presenting issues for adults TCKs and what often lies hidden beneath the surface. The book is filled with practical examples, interesting stories, tips, charts, resources, theories, techniques and discussion questions for further study.

Publisher: Mango Tree Intercultural Services
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Reviews:Anne P. Copeland, PhD, Clinical Psychologist wrote:

Finally, we have a book that explains, in clear and professional terms, how counselors can recognize and address the emotional needs of the globally mobile. Lois Bushong’s authority and experience with Third Culture Kids shine through on every page. You will never do your intake interviews the same way again, and next time you discover you are sitting with a TCK, you will both be grateful for this treasure of a book.

Dr. Paulette M. Bethel, Marriage & Family Therapist wrote:

The first of its kind! Lois Bushong’s book comprehensively delineates the essential building blocks for counseling Third Cultural Kid and offers an opportunity for therapist self-awareness, knowledge of the unique TCK community/culture, and understanding of contextually-relevant therapeutic interventions. This book is indispensable reading for anyone who treats or works with TCKs!

Tina L. Quick, author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition wrote:

At long last, the book that has been missing from the global mobility shelf is here. Bound to be a bestseller. Bushong has produced the only resource of its kind - one that counselors, therapists and expats alike can embrace on their way to understanding the issues of the globally mobile.


Author: Lois J Bushong

Lois J. Bushong, M.S. is a counselor at and owner of Quiet Streams Counseling in Fishers, Indiana; adjunct professor at Indiana Wesleyan University in the Graduate Counseling Department; published author; and international speaker. She has a Masters of Arts in Religion from the Anderson School of Theology; a Masters of Science in Community Counseling from Georgia State University; and is a graduate of Richmont Graduate University (formerly Psychological Studies Institute) in Atlanta. Lois is licensed in the state of Indiana in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) and a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA). Lois is a Third Culture Kid who grew up in Latin America. As a child, she had to learn the customs and culture of her parents' home culture like any foreigner who has come to live in the United States. After her parents repatriated to the United States, Lois returned to Latin America and worked with an international agency for 10 years. Upon her return to the United States, she worked with an international agency before she returned to graduate school to be able to effectively counsel individuals, couples, and families. Lois’ clients include internationals, Third Culture Kids, multicultural couples, and those who have not traveled outside of the state. Lois frequently uses her fluency in Spanish in counseling with a growing number of Hispanics who have migrated to central Indiana. Find her blog at http://mangotreereflections.com/.