Following a panel discussion on the recent Counselors Without Borders outreach program to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, CWB was featured on the George Mason University web site in an article highlighting the work done with Native Americans. Continue reading
“In our field [of counseling], there is probably only a small percentage of professors who are this hands-on,” said Chung, who, like her husband, teaches counseling and development in GMU’s College of Education and Human Development. Continue reading
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CWB team consulted with the DC Japanese mental health network (DCJMHN) on setting up post-disaster counseling to the Japanese living in the greater Metro DC area after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
“Few other places in the world have had the accumulation of history as Japan,” said Fred Bemak, professor of psychology at George Mason University who has experience in cross-cultural counseling in Asia. He founded the group Counselors Without Borders, which responds to international disasters. Continue reading
With a passion for international counseling, Bemak, professor and director of the Diversity Research in Action Center at George Mason University, founded Counselors Without Borders in 2005. The catalyst for the organization’s creation, Bemak says, was witnessing the great underserved need for culturally responsive counseling in the Gulf Coast region in the months after Hurricane Katrina.
Counselors Without Borders (CWB) teamed up with Partners of the Americas in April 2010 to provide counseling training in post-disaster situations for counselors, social workers, psychologists, principals, and teachers in Port-au Prince and Jacmel. Continue reading
Shortly after the fires began, San Diego State University contacted Bemak and asked if he could send a group from Counselors Without Borders to the area to meet and talk with culturally diverse groups that had been affected by the fires. Continue reading
Counselors without Borders, is the first program of its kind at a U.S. university. Fourteen students from CEHD underwent intensive training on the skills needed for disaster counseling before making their initial trip to the Gulf Coast last November Continue reading