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Capuzzi / Gross, Introduction to the Counseling Profession, 5e (0205591779)

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.

New to this edition:

o All chapters have been substantially updated, and nine (of 20) have been entirely rewritten by new authors, including those on helping relationships; spirituality; school counseling; counseling in mental health and private practice settings; counseling gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients; and questioning; bringing fresh perspectives and new dimensions to these topics.

o The chapter on working with people of color, now written by Courtland Lee, has been moved earlier in the book to reflect the importance of this topic.

o Websites have been added for each chapter to provide extended resources for further information.

Here’s what your colleagues are saying about this book:

“It is my intention to continue to use this text as long as it maintains the comprehensiveness, balance, and integrity that it has had.”

“The organization is excellent. Each chapter fits neatly in place.”

“This text was the one that was deemed most comprehensive in the area in that it devoted space to several special population groups, covered ethical concerns, and traced the evolution of the profession.”

- Stephen A. Haberman, Tomball College

“I like the organization, research, and style of the authors.”

- Sally Murphy, George Mason University

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

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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 (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205591770
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/13/2008
  • Series: Pearson Custom Education Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 575
  • Product dimensions: 7.19 (w) x 9.54 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Table of Contents





1 The Counseling Profession: A Historical Perspective

Harriet L. Glosoff

2 The Helping Relationship

Rochelle Moss

3. Counseling People of Color

Courtland C. Lee

4. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counseling: What Beginning Counselors Should Know

Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, Sarah K. Dixon-Lyding, and Mark Stauffer

5. Research and Writing in Counseling

Teresa M. Christensen

6. Technology and Counseling

Melinda Haley, Jason Vasquez


7. Individual Counseling: Traditional Approaches

Benedict T. McWhirter, Jennifer J. Miesch

8. Individual Counseling: Brief Approaches

Rolla E. Lewis

9. Group Counseling

David Capuzzi, Douglas R. Gross

10. Career Counseling: Counseling for Life

Ellen Hawley McWhirter, Jeneka Joyce, Christina L. Aranda

11. Spirituality Counseling

Laura Simpson

12. Creative Approaches to Counseling

Ann Vernon

13. Counseling Uses of Tests

Linda H. Foster

14. Diagnosis in Counseling

Linda Seligman


15. School Counseling

Tamara Davis

16. Counseling in Mental Health and Private Practice Settings

Jane Rheineck


17 Counseling the Older Adult

Douglas R. Gross, David Capuzzi

18. Counseling Couples and Families

Cass Dykeman

19. Counseling Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients

Donna Starkey, Jeannie Falkner

20. Counseling Clients with Disabilities

Malachy Bishop



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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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