Current status and prospects of Korean counseling psychology: Research, clinical training, and job placement

Young K. Seo, Dong Min Kim, Dong Il Kim

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Counseling psychology in Korea has been steadily growing in the past six decades. Along with its growth, various issues have emerged from the inside of the field as well as from the outside. In this article, we briefly review the history of Korean counseling psychology and then discuss internal strengths and weaknesses of the field and external opportunities and threats that the field is facing. This SWOT analysis was centered on three major themes of the discipline: i.e. research, clinical training, and job placement. Finally, a vision for counseling psychology in Korea is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)107-118
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jan 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Applied Psychology

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