Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations / Edition 1

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Erford, Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations back cover copy final

Current and innovative, Orientation to the Counseling Profession provides students with a comprehensive overview of the major tenets of the counseling profession, including advocacy and multicultural counseling, licensure, professional associations, ethical and legal issues, consultation, supervision, outcomes research, and counseling process with diverse applications across the lifespan, settings, and specialties.

· Aligns with 2009 CACREP standards, which defines the standard of quality in the counselor preparation field.

· Provides chapters on outcomes research and accountability in counseling, giving students a research-based look at what works in counseling and instruction on how counselors can adopt effective counseling interventions.

· Focuses on multicultural issues in counseling with an entire chapter featuring multicultural applications of identity development and counselor competency and with the remaining text highlighting multicultural implications.

What reviewers have to say about this text:

“The Erford text is particularly strong in its attention to the latest and most pressing issues in the counseling profession. Specifically, chapters on multiculturalism in counseling, advocacy, accountability and outcome research will prepare students as they embark on their counselor training program.”

--Wade Leuwerke, Drake University

“Students will especially benefit from the specific examples and suggestions for counseling interventions, lists and descriptions of resources….and up-to-date codes and competency standards. These components make this [text] very useful as an introductory text and reference throughout the graduate training program.”

--Yvonne L. Callaway, Eastern Michigan University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132283519
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 4/3/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section I: Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity

Chapter 1 Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical and Future Considerations by Susan H. Eaves, Bradley T. Erford, and Mardi Fallon

Chapter 2 Professional Counseling: Associations, Licensure, Certification and Accreditation by Joshua Watson, Bradley T. Erford, Katie Tasch, David Kaplan, and Grafton T. Eliason

Chapter 3 Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling by Lynn Linde, Bradley T. Erford, and Amy Cheung

Section II: Counseling Processes and Approaches

Chapter 4 Theories of Counseling by Dana Heller Levitt and Alissa Bray

Chapter 5 The Counseling Process by Donna Starkey Sheperis and Cyrus Ellis

Chapter 6 Counseling Skills by Joseph Cooper

Chapter 7 Multicultural Counseling by Danica G. Hays and Geneva Gray

Chapter 8 Consultation and Supervision by Mark Young and Alan Basham

Chapter 9 Settings and Counseling Career Choices by Nadine Garner, James P. Valle, and Nichole Hinkle

Section III: Client Issues and Advocacy

Chapter 10 Issues Specific to Working with Clients across the Life Span by Ann Vernon

Chapter 11 Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning by Gail Mears

Chapter 12 Client Issues by Catharine Y. Chang and Amy McLeod

Chapter 13 Advocating for the Counseling Profession by Amy Milsom

Chapter 14 Advocacy Counseling by Donna Gibson

Section IV: Accountability in Counseling

Chapter 15 Accountability in Counseling by Bradley T. Erford

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

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