Title

More Than a Vacation: Exploring the Impact of Reentry for International Sojourners

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-3-2015

Publication Title

Journal of Mental Health Counseling

DOI

https://doi.org/10.17744/mehc.36.4.q485244385814n73

ISSN

1040-2861

Abstract

As our population becomes increasingly internationalized in today's global society, a need emerges for awareness, research, and support for the mental health needs of clients who have returned from sojourns abroad. This article describes how mental health counselors can become more aware of the reentry experience. It also explores such factors as expectations, transition, advocacy, and grief and loss. It diminishes the perception of sojourning as simply a vacation and discusses adjustments clients often have to make upon returning home. The article offers recommendations for working with clients who are finding reentry difficult, explores implications for the mental health counseling profession, and offers ideas for future research.

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