Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations, Video-Enhanced Pearson eText -- Access Card / Edition 2

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In this current and innovative book, counselors in training get a comprehensive orientation to the major tenets of the counseling profession, including advocacy and multicultural counseling; licensure; professional associations; ethical/legal issues; consultation; supervision; outcomes research; and the counseling process, with diverse applications across the lifespan, settings, and specialties. Precisely aligned with the 2009 CACREP standards, this edition includes:

  • New voices from the Field features.
  • Updated, current trends in counseling practice and professional orientation.
  • The latest updates and applications of ACA and ASCA codes.
  • New illustrative tables.
  • An increased focus on professional advocacy, advocacy counseling, and social justice issues.
  • Numerous updated references.

Also from Bradley T. Erford:

0131714104 - Group Work: Processes and Applications, 1/e - ©2011

0132462958 - Transforming the School Counseling Profession, 3/e - ©2011

0137017502 - Mastering the National Counselor Exam and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Exam, 1/e - ©2011

0132283514 - Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations, 1/e - ©2010

0135034825 - Group Work in the Schools, 1/e - ©2010

0131702823 - Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know, 1/e - ©2010

0132432412 - Developing Multicultural Counseling Competence: A Systems Approach, 1/e - ©2010

0132431777 - Crisis Intervention and Prevention, 1/e - ©2010

0131709046 - Group Activities: Firing Up for Performance, 1/e - ©2007

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780133398243
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/4/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 504
  • Sales rank: 1,058,317
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.23 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, LPC, LP, LSP, is the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has held several professional leadership positions, published numerous books, articles and book chapters, and been the recipient of prestigious awards such as the American Counseling Association (ACA) Research Award.

Dr. Erford was a school psychologist/counselor in the Chesterfield County (VA) Public Schools. He maintains a private practice specializing in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents. A graduate of The University of Virginia (Ph.D.), Bucknell University (M.A.), and Grove City College (B.S.), he has taught courses in Testing and Measurement, Psycho-educational Assessment, Lifespan Development, Research and Evaluation in Counseling, School Counseling, Counseling Techniques, practicum and internship student supervision, and Stress Management (not that he needs it).

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section One Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity

Chapter 1 Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical, and Future Considerations by Susan H. Carmichael

and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 2 Professional Counseling Organizations, Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation by Joshua C. Watson, Bradley

T. Erford, David M. Kaplan, and Grafton T. Eliason

Chapter 3 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling by Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford

Section Two Counseling Processes and Approaches

Chapter 4 Theories of Counseling by Dana Heller Levitt, Alissa Darnell, Bradley T. Erford, and Ann Vernon

Chapter 5 The Counseling Process by Donna S. Sheperis and Cyrus Marcellus Ellis

Chapter 6 Counseling Microskills by Joseph B. Cooper

Section Three Client Issues and Advocacy

Chapter 7 Human Development Throughout the Lifespan by Ann Vernon and Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 8 Multicultural Counseling by Danica G. Hays and Geneva M. Gray

Chapter 9 Advocating for the Counseling Profession by Amy Milsom

Chapter 10 Advocacy Counseling: Being an Effective Agent of Change for Clients by Donna M. Gibson

Chapter 11 Settings and Counseling Career Choices by Nadine E. Garner, James P. Valle and Stefanie A. Moore

Chapter 12 Client Issues by Catherine Y. Chang and Amy L. McLeod

Chapter 13 Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning by Gail Mears and Jodi Bartley

Chapter 14 Consultation and Supervision by Mark A. Young and Alan Basham

Section Four The Effectiveness of Counseling

Chapter 15 Accountability in Counseling by Bradley T. Erford

Chapter 16 Outcome Research in Counseling by Susan H. Carmichael and Bradley T. Erford

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