Introduction to the Profession of Counseling

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This book presents a comprehensive introduction to professional counseling, a profession that helps individuals, groups, and families work through troubles arising from problems experienced in everyday life. As with previous editions, this text's philosophical and theoretical orientation to counseling is based on a phenomenological, psychosocial, life-span developmental approach. In this approach counselors help persons resolve or work through situational, developmental transitions and conflicts within a multicultural context. Highlights of the new edition: Theissue of technology and online counseling has been addressedin several chapters throughout the text. A new section entitled"Counseling Activities"has been added to encompass the chapters describing the most common work activities of counselors. A newchapter on consultationhas been included focusing on consultation in schools, mental health agencies, and organizational settings. Updated information on accreditation of training programsand licensing and certification requirements. Updated discussion of professional, ethical, and legal issuesin counseling to reflect the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics. Updated material about the role of theoriesin guiding, evaluating and improving the practice of counseling. Revised information about the profession of school counselingand added information about the ASCA National Model for school counseling programs.

Table of Contents

Foundations of Counseling
History and Trends of Counseling What is Professional Counseling?
A Brief History of Counseling The New Millennium: Trends in Counseling
Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues Foundations of Professionalism, Ethics and Legal Issues
Professional Associations Counselor Training Counselor Credentialing: Licensing and Certification
Ethical Codes to Protect the Client and Monitor the Profession
The Effective Counselor Personal Qualities Professional Competencies The Whole Counselor
Counseling in a Multicultural World Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Multicultural Counseling
Human Development Theories Pioneers in Human Development
Theory Contemporary Life-Span Development
Theories Trends: Toward an Integrated Theory of Development
Counseling Theories and Techniques Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic
Theories Humanistic and Existential
Theories Behavioral, Cognitive, and Cognitive-Behavioral Theories Creative Therapies
Theories of Brief Counseling Toward and Integrative Theoretical Approach
Counseling Activities
Assessment, Testing and Diagnosis
A Brief History of Testing in Counseling Different Ways Counselors
Use Assessment Types of Assessment Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders
Individual Counseling Client Characteristics The Counseling Process
Group Counseling Overview of Group
Counseling Ethical Guidelines with Groups
Group Counseling Theories
The Group Experience Future Trends
Consultation Consultation Defined Types of Consultation
A Consultation Model Areas of Consultation
Counseling Specialties
Marriage and Family Counseling Family System
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