Counseling Sourcebook: A Practical Reference on Contemporary Issues

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This book is for everyone interested in counseling, whether as practitioners, students, "consumers," or general readers. It will bring to the professional and lay reader alike a compilation of practical counseling approaches written by experienced counselors about topics that will be both contemporary and timeless. Above all, it will be useful to a wide range of counselors—psychologists, nurses, clergy, teachers, social workers, school counselors, doctors, and other helpers.

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Thirty-five contributions are arranged in sections on foundations--a century of approaches; sensitivity--issues for contemporary counselors; and counseling approaches throughout the lifespan. Intended as a resource for a wide range of counselors, psychologists, nurses, clergy, teachers, social workers, and others in the helping professions. Each article includes suggested further reading and resources for more information. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824512415
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 7/28/1993
  • Series: Counselling Titles Series
  • Pages: 552
  • Sales rank: 955,690
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Psychoanalysis 5
2 Gestalt Therapy 17
3 Behavior Therapy 28
4 Group Counseling and Therapy 44
5 Cognitive Therapy 60
6 Brief Therapy: The 20-Minute Hour 72
7 Medication Therapy 86
8 Counseling People with Communication Disorders 109
9 Counseling Persons with Vision Impairment 135
10 Counseling Gay Men and Lesbians and Their Families 146
11 Clinical Treatment Issues Regarding Black African-Americans 157
12 Gender Issues 165
13 Ethical Issues 175
14 Legal Issues 186
15 Religious Issues 202
16 Treatment Planning in Counseling 227
17 Why Psychological Testing? 234
18 Teaching Children Self-Control through Counseling 246
19 Counseling Victims of Child Abuse and Their Families 270
20 Counseling Adolescents 286
21 Counseling Persons with Eating Disorders 298
22 Counseling College Students 322
23 Development in Adulthood 343
24 Family Dynamics 358
25 Marriage and Marital Counseling 373
26 Addictions Counseling 383
27 Health Counseling 399
28 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder 424
29 Phobics and Other Panic Victims 437
30 Counseling HIV +/AIDS Patients 453
31 Personality Disorders 466
32 The Paraphilias 476
33 Aging and Later Life 484
34 Counseling about Behavior Problems in Alzheimer's and Other Organic Mental Disorders 503
35 Death and Dying 510
Afterword: The Counseling Profession 519
Notes on Contributors 527
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