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For the course in Introduction to Counseling at the undergraduate or graduate level, this text is a comprehensive overview of the field of counseling psychology its interventions, its practitioners, and its practices. Written by two eminent leaders in the field, this long awaited revision covers the history of the field, as well as major concepts, theories, interventions, and research. It discusses ethics, training, careers, and practice in counseling psychology, embracing the scientist-practitioner model.
Part I. The Science and Profession of Counseling Psychology. 1. Counseling Psychology: An Introduction to the Field. 2. Development of the Profession. 3. Research and Science. 4. Professional Psychology in a Changing World. 5. On Being an Ethical Psychologist. 6. Competent Counseling in a Culturally Diverse Society. 7. On Becoming a Counseling Psychologist: Professional Development in Graduate School and Beyond. Part II. Fundamentals of Counseling and Psychotherapy. 8. The Therapeutic Relationship. 9. The Counselor's Response to the Client: Tactics and Techniques of Counseling. 10. The Psychoanalytic Approach. 11. The Behavioral and Cognitive Approaches. 12. The Third Force: Humanistic and Experiential Approaches. 13. Science and Practice of Assessment in the New Era. Part III. Key Intervention Areas. 14. Career Psychology: Milestones and New Frontiers. 15. Career Counseling and Career Interventions. 16. Therapeutic Groupwork: An Established Format. 17. Systems in Action: Family and Couples Interventions. 18. Preventive and Educational-Developmental. Interventions. 19. Consultation: Empowering Others.