Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Counseling and Therapy

Simon George Taukeni

University of Namibia


Guidance counseling Therapy Yoga Music therapy Art therapy Therapy language Active listening Verbal communication Non-verbal communication Personal growth quality of life Personal identity Self-esteem Assertiveness Adversity

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Globalization has been impacting negatively on our societies, and on people in general. Its impacts in the fields of mental health and counseling, manifested into psychosocial problems such as gender-based violence, breaking of family values and norms, anger, depression, stress, job losses, helplessness, loneliness and many other social factors. Due to these psychosocial problems, researchers and scientists are working tirelessly to devise interventions, approaches and therapies to ensure better health and quality of life for all the people. This book seeks to provide most well tested, efficient and effective counseling and therapy approaches in order to address psychosocial problems facing the world today and in the future.

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Date completed: October 15th 2019

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Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Deadline for full chapters: January 4th 2020

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Review results due: March 24th 2020

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Expected publication date: May 23rd 2020

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About the editor

Simon George Taukeni

University of Namibia

Dr. Simon George Taukeni is a Namibian academic, researcher and author, working for the University of Namibia. He is a former post-doctoral fellow at the University of Fort Hare in South Africa. Simon holds a Master of Public Health degree, PhD and Master of Education as one of his postgraduate qualifications. His research interests are mainly focused on Health Psychology, Psychosocial support and HIV/AIDS.

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