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This introductory text provides an excellent overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, including the importance of the helping relationship, basic skills, requirements for working in specific settings, legal aspects, and working with special populations. This new edition meets the professional orientation standards outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and helps students begin preparing for ...
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This introductory text provides an excellent overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, including the importance of the helping relationship, basic skills, requirements for working in specific settings, legal aspects, and working with special populations. This new edition meets the professional orientation standards outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and helps students begin preparing for the NCE Exam.

Traditional & brief approaches to individual counseling, group counseling, counseling uses of tests, etc.

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An introductory text featuring a focus on the personal dynamics of a counselor and presentation of material not often addressed to beginning students. Coverage includes counseling from a rehabilitative perspective, brief therapies, client diagnosis and assessment based on DSM-IV, mental health counseling, and counseling special populations. Designed for students taking a preliminary course and considering entering the counseling profession. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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A sophisticated introduction to the field of counseling, covering areas not often addressed in introductory texts, such as counseling from a rehabilitative perspective, brief therapies, client diagnosis and assessment, an introduction to the DSM-IV, and mental health counseling. Chapters are in sections on counseling foundations, skills, specific settings, and special populations. This third edition contains new chapters on research and writing in counseling, technology and counseling, and spirituality counseling. Capuzzi teaches at Portland State University. Gross is affiliated with Arizona State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205265893
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/1996
  • Edition number: 2

Table of Contents

Preface
Meet the Editors
Meet the Contributors
1 The Counseling Profession: A Historical Perspective 3
2 What Does It Mean to Be Psychologically Healthy? 48
3 The Helping Relationship 64
4 Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counseling: What Beginning Counselors Should Know 85
5 Counseling Theory: A Rationale and a Framework for an Eclectic Approach 102
6 Individual Counseling: Traditional Approaches 123
7 Individual Counseling: Brief Approaches 141
8 Group Counseling 166
9 Career Counseling: Counseling for Life 191
10 Counseling Uses of Tests 215
11 Diagnosis in Counseling 235
12 Special Approaches to Counseling 257
13 School Counseling 289
14 Counseling in Mental Health and Private Practice Settings 309
15 Counseling Children and Adolescents 331
16 Counseling the Older Adult 348
17 Counseling Couples and Families 366
18 Counseling Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Clients 397
19 Counseling Ethnic Minority Clients 433
20 Counseling Clients with Disabilities 463
Index 496
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  • Posted March 14, 2010

    Great resource for counseling students

    This book is very helpful for students who are seeking a counseling degree. The book was easy to read and understand. It provided a wealth of information for counseling students. User friendly.

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