The Handbook of Counseling / Edition 1

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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.
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Editorial Reviews

"Whether counselors practice privately or within institutions, they will find valuable information within such sections as specialties of counseling, legal and ethical issues, insurance and malpractice. Each chapter is fully referenced. This is an excellent library resource with complete appendices of American Counseling Associations. "
Jitka Hurych

". . .provides a theoretical base as well as practical information for students, practitioners, and scholars. . .highly recommended for all academic libraries."


"Whether counselors practice privately or within institutions, they will find valuable information within such sections as specialties of counseling, legal and ethical issues, insurance and malpractice. Each chapter is fully referenced. This is an excellent library resource with complete appendices of American Counseling Associations."

Library Journal
Counseling is often viewed as a derivative or hybrid profession with roots in psychology, education, and other related fields. While acknowledging that history, the editors of this handbook convincingly argue that it is indeed a unique profession with a distinct knowledge base and other characteristics of professional status. The publisher partnered with Chi Sigma Iota, the international counseling honor society, to produce this weighty volume under the leadership of Locke (education, North Carolina State Univ.; Increasing Multicultural Understanding), Jane E. Myers (counseling and education, Univ. of North Carolina, Greensboro; Competencies for Gerontological Counseling), and Edwin L. Herr (former American Counseling Association president). A diverse group of identified contributors wrote 43 chapters organized into six major areas, including foundations of the field, settings and interventions, and research. Valuable references are provided. The editors conclude with a summary of the contributions and present their vision of the field's significant but uncharted future. This handbook is a hallmark of collaboration with a consistency of style and quality uncharacteristic of edited works. The readable essays are not limited to narrow concerns but cover topics and issues that would interest professionals in allied fields (e.g., mental health and health/wellness education) as well as students. Highly recommended for academic and professional counseling collections. Antoinette Brinkman, M.L.S., Evansville, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Intended as a resource for counselors, educators, and student counselors, as well as for library reference purposes, this volume contains 44 chapters written primarily by professors of counseling, educational psychology, and other fields. It is organized into five sections addressing the profession of counseling; the theoretical foundations in the field; settings and interventions in which counselors commonly work; important research issues and the broader value of research; critical issues and emerging topics; and a conclusion addressing the political and social issues facing the profession. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761919933
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 3/2/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Don C. Locke (Ed.D., Ball State) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at NC State University, and Retired Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He was Director of the Asheville Graduate Center (2000-2005) and Director of the North Carolina State University doctoral program in Adult and Community College Education at the Asheville Graduate Center (1993-2005). Immediately prior to moving to the Asheville Graduate center in July 1993, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in 2003. He began his career as a high school social studies teacher in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he also worked as a high school counselor for two years. He earned his doctorate at Ball State University in 1974. He has been active in state, regional, and national counseling organizations. Prior professional service includes President of the North Carolina Counseling Association, Chair of the Southern Region Branch of American Counseling Association, President of the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, member of the American Counseling Association Governing Council, Chair of the Counseling and Human Development Foundation (1994-96), Associate Editor of the Mental Health Counselors Journal (1993-96), President of Chi Sigma Iota International, and President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Locke is the recipient of the Ella Stephens Barrett Leadership Award from the North Carolina Counseling Association (1990), the Professional Development Award from the American Counseling Association (1996), and the Professional Recognition Award from the American Counseling Association Foundation (1998). He is the author or co-author of more than 125 publications, with a focus on multicultural issues. His 1992 book, Increasing Multicultural Understanding, was a SAGE Publications Best Seller, and the second edition was released in 1998. The second edition of Psychological Techniques for Teachers was published in 1995. His co-authored book, Culture and Diversity Issues in Counseling was published in 1996. His co-edited book, The Handbook of Counseling, was published in 2001. He is active in the Buncombe County North Carolina area and holds life memberships in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, NAACP, American Counseling Association, and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is married to Marjorie Myles Locke and they are the parents of two adult daughters.

Jane E. Myers, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota, International. She is a past-president of the American Counseling Association and two of its divisions, and Chi Sigma Iota, International, and past Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). She has written and edited more than 20 books and monographs, over 150 refereed journal articles, and 50+ additional publications. She has been cited over almost 30 years as among the top 1% of contributors to ACAs flagship journal, the Journal of Counseling & Development, ACAs flagship journal. A co-author of one theoretical and two evidence based models of wellness and assessment instruments based on these models, Dr. Myers is also certified in neurofeedback.

Edwin L. Herr is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Education (Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology) and Emeritus Associate Dean, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University. He received his BS degree in Business Education from Shippensburg State Teachers College (Now Shippensburg University), and an MA and EdD in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was an Alumni Fellow. A former business teacher, school counselor, and director of guidance, he previously served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1963-1966) and as the First Director of the Bureau of Guidance Services and the Bureau of Pupil Personnel Services, Pennsylvania Department of Education (1966-1968). The author or coauthor of more than 300 articles and 32books and monographs, he is Past President of the American Counseling Association, Past President of the National Vocational Guidance Association, and Past President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the National Career Development Association. Among his many awards, he has received the Eminent Career Award of the National Career Development Association, the extended research award from the American Counseling Association, and the Counseling Innovation and Vision Award of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.

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Table of Contents

Counseling - Thomas J Sweeney
Historical Origins and Philosophical Roots
Counseling - Richard W Bradley and Jane A Cox
Evolution of the Profession
Specialties in Counseling - Jane E Myers and Thomas J Sweeney
Professional Associations, Standards and Credentials in Counseling - Brooke B Collison
Legal and Ethical Challenges in Counseling - Barbara Herlihy and Theodore P Remley Jr
Advocacy for the Counseling Profession - Dennis W Engels and Loretta J Bradley
Cognitive Developmental Stage Theories for Counselling - Norman A Sprinthall, Sandra DeAngelis Peace and Patricia Anne Davis Kennington
Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling - Janice Miner Holden
Humanistic Theories of Counseling - Richard J Hazler
Existential Counseling - E H 'Mike' Robinson and Karyn Dayle Jones
Adlerian Counseling Theory and Practice - Jon Carlson and Len Sperry
Systems Theories - Patricia W Stevens
Postmodern Theories of Counseling - Sandra A Rigazio-DiGilio
Developmental Counseling and Therapy and Multicultural Counseling and Therapy - Allen E Ivey and Mary Bradford Ivey
Metatheory, Contextual Consciousness and Action
Basic Counseling Skills - Jane Goodman
Counselor Roles for the 21st Century - Patricia Arredondo and Judy Lewis
Assessment, Diagnosis and Treatment Planning in Counseling - Thomas H Hohenshil and Hildy Getz
Counseling in Schools - Stanley B Baker and Edwin R Gerler Jr
Counselling in Colleges and Universities - Mary Fukuyama
Community Counseling Settings - Samuel T Gladding and Michael Ryan
Private Practice - Earl J Ginter
The Professional Counselor
Counseling in Medical Settings - Sandra B Barker
Counselor Education - Thomas W Hosie and Harriet L Glosoff
Counseling Supervision - L DiAnne Borders
A Deliberate Educational Process
Multicultural Counselor Education - Mark S Kiselica and Mary Lou Ramsey
Historical Perspectives and Future Directions
Epistemological and Methodological Issues in Counseling - Edna Mora Syzmanski and Randall M Parker
Quantitative Research Methods - Patricia B Elmore and Richard W Bradley
Qualitative Research in Counseling - Pamela O Paisley and Patricia M Reeves
Evidence-Based Counseling Intervention Programs - Thomas L Sexton
Practicing 'Best Practices'
Counseling Program Evaluation - Larry C Loesch
Inside and Outside the Box
Facing the Changing Demographic Structure of Our Society - Michael D'Andrea and Judy Daniels
Working with Survivors of Trauma and People at Risk - Michael Tlanusta Garrett
A Model Substance Abuse Prevention Program - John D Swisher et al
Changing Demographics of the Profession - Richard Yep and Don C Locke
Professional Identity for Counselors - Howard B Smith
Defining and Responding to Racial and Ethnic Diversity - Courtland C Lee
'Where No-One Goes Begging' - Tracy L Robinson and Sherry K Watt
Converging Gender, Sexuality and Religious Diversity in Counseling
The Spiritual and Religious Dimensions of Counseling - Mary Thomas Burke and Judy Miranti
The Potential for Success and Failure of Computer Applications in Counseling and Guidance - James P Sampson Jr and John W Bloom
Character, Personal Responsibility, Emotional Intelligence and Self-Esteem - Edwin L Herr and Spencer G Niles
Preventive Approaches to Counseling
Optimization of Behavior - Jane E Myers, Thomas J Sweeney and J Melvin Witmer
Promotion of Wellness
The Independent Practice of Mental Health Counseling - Arlis J Palmo, Michael J Shosh and William J Weikel
Past, Present and Future
The Costs, Cost-Effectiveness and Cost-Benefit of School and Community Counseling Services - John D Swisher
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