Introduction to the Counseling Profession / Edition 3

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from
Buy Used
Buy Used from
(Save 34%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $49.98
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 68%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (7) from $49.98   
  • New (2) from $110.23   
  • Used (5) from $49.98   


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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From The Critics
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
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205352203
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/23/2002
  • Edition description: Third Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 388
  • Sales rank: 1,276,443
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Counseling and Counselors: An Overview.

2. Normal Development and Adjustment.

3. Counseling: Theory and Practice.

4. The Counseling Process.

5. Group Counseling and Other Group Interventions.

6. Assessing Clients.

7. Life Career Development and Counseling.

8. Three Counseling Specialties: Couples and Family, Substance Abuse, and Gerontology.

9. Counseling in a Multicultural Society.

10. Consultation, Collaboration, and Advocacy.

11. Ethical Principles of the Counseling Profession.

12. Legal Issues in the Counseling Profession.

13. Credentialing Counselors and Program Accreditation.

14. Counselors in K-12 and Postsecondary Educational Settings.

15. Counselors in Community Agencies.

16. Research, Evaluation, and Accountability.

17. Career Issues for Counselors.

18. Issues in the Counseling Profession: Setting Future Directions.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)