Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century

Edited by Ada L. Sinacore and Freda Ginsberg

Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century

Edited by Ada L. Sinacore and Freda Ginsberg

McGill-Queen’s University Press (2015)
392 pages, $39.95

Canadian students have long learned about counselling and counselling psychology from American authors. Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century is a long-needed, Canadian-focused contribution to this field. Partially funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, this well-researched book was edited by Ada L. Sinacore and Freda Ginsberg. Both are professors, experienced counsellors and leaders in developing the Inaugural Canadian Counselling Psychology Conference in 2010. Contributions from 28 authors with expertise in various aspects of counselling and counselling psychology at last bring to light a Canadian perspective.

As the title indicates, Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century focuses exclusively on counselling in Canada. Chapters on various aspects of counselling include an overview of the current state of counselling in Canada, multicultural counselling, counselling with indigenous people in Canada, immigrants, as well as LGBTQ individuals. In addition, authors contribute valuable information about specific areas of counselling such as health, wellness and prevention; career psychology; assessment; and training and supervision. The extensive list of references supports the deep perspective into each of the areas of counselling covered throughout the book. It concludes with a chapter that provides suggestions for a social justice agenda in Canadian counselling and counselling psychology.

Students of counselling and counselling psychology, along with experienced professionals looking to update their knowledge, are sure to find Canadian Counselling and Counselling Psychology in the 21st Century a worthwhile read.

About Kate Davidson
Kate Davidson is a Psychological Associate working in the Peel District School Board as a Psychoeducational Consultant. She is also President of the PSSP Bargaining Unit in Peel.

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