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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Counseling Around the World|
|Subtitle of host publication||An International Handbook|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - Sep 26 2015|