Counseling in the Kyrgyz Republic

Elena Molchanova, Elena Kosterina, Elena Kim, Sharon G. Horne, Kanykei Latipova, Patrick Koga

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This chapter describes historical perspectives, the current status, and future directions of the counseling profession in the Kyrgyz Republic. It also provides information regarding counselor education, counseling practice, and diversity issues in the Kyrgyz Republic. Rapid growth in the development of counseling services in the Kyrgyz Republic is an outcome of the latest transformations and violent conflicts in the country. Gender equality is among the most critical issues in the Kyrgyz Republic today and one that significantly influences approaches to counseling in the country. Social pedagogy is intended to provide a counseling role in schools. The status, position, and perception of counselors in the Kyrgyz Republic are reflected in the counselor education system. Ambivalent feelings exist about the potential for future development in the area of psychological counseling in the Kyrgyz Republic because of unfavorable circumstances and limited resources needed to ensure the steady growth of professional counseling services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCounseling Around the World
Subtitle of host publicationAn International Handbook
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9781119222736
ISBN (Print)9781556203169
StatePublished - Sep 26 2015


  • Counseling in crisis centers
  • Counseling in nongovernmental organizations
  • Counseling in the Kyrgyz Republic
  • Counseling organizations
  • Counseling practices
  • Counselor education
  • Diversity issues in Kyrgyz Republic
  • Private practice counseling
  • Social pedagogy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)


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