A Brief Orientation to Counseling

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Overview

A BRIEF ORIENTATION TO COUNSELING provides the unique knowledge and skills you need as you begin your journey toward building an identity as a professional counselor. Neukrug clearly and concisely addresses the 10 identified areas in CACREP's "Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice," thus reinforcing standards that will form the foundation for your success in practice. Along the way, Neukrug provides proven, real-world advice that will help you as you prepare for a career in the helping professions. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781111521226
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Series: HSE 125 Counseling Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 342,929
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward S. Neukrug is the former Chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling and currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services at Old Dominion University, Dr. Edward S. Neukrug has taught counselor education and human services for over thirty years. In addition, he has worked as a substance abuse counselor, a counselor at a crisis center, an outpatient therapist at a mental health center, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and as a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. Dr. Neukrug has written dozens of articles and chapters in books, has authored eight books, and was the editor of THE SAGE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THEORY IN COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY. Books he has written include: EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS (4th Edition); COUNSELING THEORY AND PRACTICE; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS; and ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (3rd Edition). He has also developed DVDs that demonstrate counseling skills and techniques, an interactive website where users can "meet" major theorists of counseling and psychotherapy and learn more about them and their theories (www.odu.edu/~enekrug), and an interactive survey where one can identify his or her view of human nature (http://ww2.odu.edu/~enekrug/therapists/survey.html).

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Table of Contents

1. A History of the Counseling Profession. 2. Professional Identity of the Counselor. 3. The Professional Associations. 4. Characteristics of the Effective Counselor. 5. Accreditation in Counseling and Related Fields. 6. Credentialing in Counseling and Related Fields. 7. Ethics in Counseling. 8. Social and Cultural Issues in Counseling Multicultural Counseling. 9. A Look Toward the Future. 10. Your Future in the Counseling Profession.

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