Introduction to the Counseling Profession

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This book is designed for use with beginning counselors-in-training who need a straightforward discussion of the history, strengths, limitations, theories, and techniques of the profession. The book includes chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and review questions to assist readers in mastering material. Chapters read easily without over-referencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, supplemental resources can be used to bring special emphasis to subjects of ...
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Overview

This book is designed for use with beginning counselors-in-training who need a straightforward discussion of the history, strengths, limitations, theories, and techniques of the profession. The book includes chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and review questions to assist readers in mastering material. Chapters read easily without over-referencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, supplemental resources can be used to bring special emphasis to subjects of special interest. For those beginning a career in counseling, or anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the field.
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This textbook provides an overview of the profession, with attention to the mission, philosophy, values, and practices that guide counseling. It describes fundamental theories and outlines their implications for specific techniques and procedures. It also pays particular attention to the legal and ethical concerns related to counseling, accreditation, and assessments. Brown teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Srebalus teaches at West Virginia University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780134815404
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 11/13/1990
  • Pages: 384

Table of Contents

Preface
1 Counseling and Counselors: An Overview 1
2 Normal Development and Adjustment 19
3 Counseling: Theory and Practice 39
4 The Counseling Process 65
5 Group Counseling and Other Group Interventions 81
6 Assessing Client Problems 95
7 Life Career Development and Counseling 117
8 Three Counseling Specialties: Couples and Family, Gerontology, and Substance Abuse 141
9 Counseling in a Multicultural Society 163
10 Consultation 187
11 Ethical Principles of the Counseling Profession 209
12 Legal Issues in the Counseling Profession 227
13 Credentialing Counselors and Program Accreditation 247
14 Counselors in Educational Settings 267
15 Counselors in Community Agencies 283
16 Research, Evaluation, and Accountability 309
17 Career Issues for Counselors 327
18 Issues in the Counseling Profession: Setting Future Directions 347
Appendix A Education, Experience, and Examination Requirements of Credentialed Counselors as Dictated by State Statutes 359
Appendix B Proposed Revision to American Counseling Association Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice 371
Author Index 401
Subject Index 410
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