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Orientation to the Counseling Profession : Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations



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Current and innovative,Orientation to the Counseling Professionprovides students with a comprehensive overview of the major tenets of the counseling profession, including advocacy and multicultural counseling, licensure, professional associations, ethical and legal issues, consultation, supervision, outcomes research, and counseling process with diverse applications across the lifespan, settings, and specialties. This first edition text focuses on the new counselor preparation initiatives that expose counselors-in-training to essential current and future practices that are missing from the current texts on the market. While many comparable introductory counseling orientation texts approach the field from a dated perspective and more of a global "helping professions" perspective,Orientation to the Counseling Profession, on the other hand, emphasizes new counselor preparation initiatives including: professional identity that focuses on ACA and its divisions, branches and affiliates as the core entities of the counseling field; advocacy counseling, professional advocacy; accountability in counseling; and knowledge of outcomes research.

Author Biography

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity
Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical and Future Considerations
Professional Counseling: Associations, Licensure, Certification and Accreditation
Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling
Counseling Processes and Approaches
Theories of Counseling
The Counseling Process
Counseling Skills
Multicultural Counseling
Consultation and Supervision
Settings and Counseling Career Choices
Client Issues and Advocacy
Issues Specific to Working with Clients across the Life Span
Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning
Client Issues
Advocating for the Counseling Profession
Advocacy Counseling
Accountability in Counseling
Accountability in Counseling
Outcome Research in Counseling
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