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Orientation to the Counseling Profession Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations,9780132850858
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Orientation to the Counseling Profession Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations

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Edition:
2nd
ISBN13:

9780132850858

ISBN10:
0132850850
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/8/2013
Publisher(s):
Pearson

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Summary

Designed to orient counselors in training to the profession of counseling—regardless of their area of specialty—this comprehensive, current, and innovative guide covers the major tenets of the counseling profession including advocacy and multicultural counseling; licensure; professional associations; ethical/legal issues; consultation; supervision; outcomes research; and the counseling process, with diverse applications across the lifespan, settings, and specialties. Orientation to the Counseling Profession is precisely aligned with the 2009 CACREP standards, helping CACREP-accredited programs meet the standards and helping non-CACREP programs provide counselors in training with the most current professional training standards. Featured are unique Voices from the Field excerpts that give readers real-life, in-the-trenches practitioner perspectives.

Author Biography

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, LPC, LP, LSP, is the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has held several professional leadership positions, published numerous books, articles and book chapters, and been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award.

 

Dr. Erford was a school psychologist/counselor in the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Schools. He maintains a private practice specializing in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. A graduate of The University of Virginia (Ph.D.), Bucknell University (M.A.), and Grove City College (B.S.), he has taught courses in Testing and Measurement, Psycho-educational Assessment, Lifespan Development, Research and Evaluation in Counseling, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, practicum and internship student supervision, and Stress Management (not that he needs it).

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section One  Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity

Chapter 1       Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical, and Future Considerations  by Susan H. Carmichael

                             and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 2       Professional Counseling Organizations, Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation  by  Joshua C. Watson, Bradley

                              T. Erford, David M. Kaplan, and Grafton T. Eliason

Chapter 3       Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling  by  Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford

 

Section Two Counseling Processes and Approaches

Chapter 4       Theories of Counseling  by  Dana Heller Levitt, Alissa Darnell, Bradley T. Erford, and Ann Vernon

Chapter 5       The Counseling Process  by  Donna S. Sheperis and Cyrus Marcellus Ellis

Chapter 6       Counseling Microskills  by  Joseph B. Cooper

 

Section Three  Client Issues and Advocacy

Chapter 7       Human Development Throughout the Lifespan  by  Ann Vernon and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 8       Multicultural Counseling   by  Danica G. Hays and Geneva M. Gray

Chapter 9       Advocating for the Counseling Profession  by  Amy Milsom

Chapter 10     Advocacy Counseling: Being an Effective Agent of Change for Clients  by  Donna M. Gibson

Chapter 11     Settings and Counseling Career Choices  by  Nadine E. Garner, James P. Valle and Stefanie A. Moore

Chapter 12     Client Issues  by  Catherine Y. Chang and Amy L. McLeod

Chapter 13     Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning  by  Gail Mears and Jodi Bartley

Chapter 14     Consultation and Supervision  by  Mark A. Young and Alan Basham

 

Section Four  The Effectiveness of Counseling

Chapter 15     Accountability in Counseling  by  Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 16     Outcome Research in Counseling  by  Susan H. Carmichael and Bradley T. Erford



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