Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights Into Counseling the Globally Mobile
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.
Dr. Paulette M. Bethel, Marriage & Family Therapist 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.
Tina L. Quick, author of The Global Nomad's Guide to University Transition 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!
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.