Neukrug's comprehensive introductory text gives students an unparalleled look into the practicalities of the counseling profession by providing a broad overview of the field, including a firm foundation in the skills, theories, and day-to-day realities of the job. Thorough and research-based, the book presents the key concepts and material about the counseling profession with great clarity and insight, while keeping readers engaged through the many illustrative case examples and personal narratives. To ensure that students are thoroughly prepared to further their studies and careers, Neukrug has structured around the eight core CACREP curriculum areas, while enhancing his discussion with insightful coverage of salient topics surrounding such important issues as specializations within counseling, finding a counseling job, and future trends in counseling.
Edward S. Neukrug received his doctorate in counselor education from the University of Cincinnati and is currently Professor of Counseling and Human Services in the Department of Educational Leadership and Counseling at Old Dominion University. In addition to teaching, Dr. Neukrug has worked as a crisis counselor, an outpatient therapist, an associate school psychologist, a school counselor, and a private practice psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He has published a number of other texts, including: THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE COUNSELING PROFESSION; EXPERIENCING THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR: A WORKBOOK FOR COUNSELOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS; SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES FOR HUMAN SERVICE PROFESSIONALS: COUNSELING ENVIRONMENT, HELPING SKILLS, TREATMENT ISSUES; and SKILLS AND TOOLS FOR TODAY'S COUNSELORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: FROM NATURAL HELPING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING (with Alan M. Schwitzer).
1. The Counselor's Identity: What, Who, and How? 2. The Counseling Profession's Past, Present, and Future. 3. Standards in the Profession: Ethics, Accreditation, Credentialing, and Multicultural/Social Justice Competencies. 4. Individual Approaches to Counseling. 5. Counseling skills. 6. Couples and Family Counseling. 7. Group Work. 8. Consultation and Supervision. 9. Human Development. 10. Abnormal Development, Diagnosis, and Psychopharmacology. 11. Career Development: The Counselor and the World of Work. 12. Testing and Assessment. 13. Research and Evaluation. 14. Theory and Concepts of Multicultural Counseling. 15. Knowledge and Skills of Multicultural Counseling. 16. School Counseling. 17. Mental Health Counseling. 18. Student Affairs and College Counseling.