In this authoritative new text, experienced counselors guide students toward embracing the profession of clinical mental health counseling and developing a standard of excellence in their practice. The materials are organized in order to match students’ developmental understanding of the profession, and divided into three sections providing an introduction, a look at the practice, and contemporary trends in clinical mental health counseling. Each chapter is designed to meet learning outcomes associated with the 2009 accreditation standards established by the Council for Accreditation of counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). The learning outcomes are based on general core areas of the CACREP standards and those related to the specialization of clinical mental health counseling. Clinical Mental Health Counseling by Sheperis and Sheperis is the ideal resource for establishing a firm foundation in the theory and practice of clinical mental health counseling.
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Dr. Donna S. Sheperis earned her Ph.D. in Counselor Education from the University of Mississippi. A Core Faculty member in the Mental Health Counseling Program of Walden University, Dr. Sheperis is a Licensed Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, and Approved Clinical Supervisor with 20 years of experience in mental health settings. Active in professional organizations at the state and national levels, she served as president of a state chapter of the American Mental Health Counseling Association (AMHCA) and as co-chair of the American Counseling Association (ACA) Ethics Committee. As a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, her professional experiences include working with children and adolescents in residential group home settings, serving as the adult outpatient services coordinator in a community mental health setting, operating a behavioral assessment private practice, and supervising students in a university counseling center. Her primary areas of interest include mental health and coping; counselor development; ethics; and supervision.
Dr. Carl Sheperis serves as Chair of the Department of Counseling and Special Populations at Lamar University. He is Past- President of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education, Associate Editor for the Journal of Counseling and Development, and a Director for the National Board for Certified Counselors. He has worked with the American Counseling Association as the chair of the Research & Knowledge Committee and has served as the Editor of the Journal of Counseling Research and Practice.
In addition to service, Dr. Sheperis is an author of several other textbooks including: Research in Counseling, Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Methods; Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals; The Handbook of Online Counselor Education; and The Peace Train. He is also published in various other textbooks, academic journals, and reference volumes, Carl Sheperis has contributed articles and entries to the Journal of Counseling & Development; The Family Journal; The Journal of Mental Health Counseling; The Clinical Supervisor; The Journal of Professional Counseling, Practice, Theory, and Research; The Professional School Counselor’s Handbook; Assessment for Counselors; the ACA Encyclopedia; and elsewhere. A frequent speaker and presenter at professional conferences and workshops, as well, Carl Sheperis has appeared at such recent events as the American Counseling Association World Conference, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, the National Assessment Conference, and the National Head Start Conference.
Part One: Introduction to the Profession of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Chapter 1: What is Clinical Mental Health Counseling?
Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Issues
Chapter 3: Education, Credentialing, and Professional Development
Chapter 4: Employment settings for mental health counselors
Part Two: The Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Chapter 5: Professional and Social Advocacy in Clinical Mental Health
Chapter 6 Client Assessment and Diagnosis
Chapter 7: Case Conceptualization and Treatment Planning
Chapter 8: Working Within the Managed Care System
Chapter 9: Consultation and Referrals
Chapter 10: Prevention and Crisis Intervention Services
Part Three: Contemporary Trends in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Chapter 11: Psychopharmocology
Chapter 12: Forensic Mental Health Counseling
Chapter 13: Addictions Counseling
Chapter 14 Clinical Supervision
Chapter 15: Internet-Based Counseling