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Richmont Alumna Publishes Book on Counseling for “Third Culture” Children and Adults

ATLANTA, GA – (January 13, 2014)

At the end of 2013, Lois Bushong, a 1990 graduate of the Psychological Studies Institute (now Richmont Graduate University), published her first book on counseling titled: Belonging Everywhere & Nowhere: Insights into Counseling the Globally Mobile. A licensed marriage and family therapist, Bushong’s book focuses on counseling the “globally mobile” or Third Culture Kids (TCK) and Third Culture Adults (TCA). Her book is the first of its kind on how to effectively counsel clients raised outside of their parents’ home culture. Additionally, with the rapid growth amidst the expat community, Bushong’s book provides incredibly helpful and timely insights for counselors who are working with the unique circumstances faced by TCK and TCA populations. Readers will discover the basic characteristics and counseling skills effective with Third Culture populations as well as practical examples, interesting stories, tips, charts, resources, theories, techniques and discussion questions for further study.

For more than 20 years, Bushong has worked with and presented to many mission agencies, military, diplomatic and corporate organizations. Several universities are also considering ways to incorporate her subject matter into current curriculum. Her book, which retails for approximately $17, is for purchase here on When not writing, Bushong is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate Counseling Department at Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion, Indiana). Fluent in Spanish, Bushong also serves counseling clients through her private practice, Quiet Streams Counseling, in Fishers, Indiana.


                                                                               Bushong Book Cover