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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
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