The World of the Counselor: An Introduction to the Counseling Profession / Edition 4

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THE WORLD OF THE COUNSELOR gives readers 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 clarity and insight, while keeping readers engaged through illustrative case examples and personal narratives. To ensure that readers are thoroughly prepared to further their studies and careers, the author has structured the material around the eight core CACREP curriculum areas, while enhancing his discussion with coverage of salient topics such as specializations within counseling, finding a counseling job, and future trends in counseling.

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"[This is a] wonderful introductory text for students becoming introduced to the profession of counseling. The book is well paced, intentionally laid out, very informative, and well-paced for academic use."

"A thorough overview with an honest effort at communicating the changing landscape of the profession and its organizations."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840034311
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/18/2011
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 369,117
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. 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 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; SKILLS AND TOOLS FOR TODAY'S COUNSELORS AND PSYCHOTHERAPISTS: FROM NATURAL HELPING TO PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING (with Alan M. Schwitzer); and ESSENTIALS OF TESTING AND ASSESSMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, AND PSYCHOLOGISTS (with R. Charles Fawcett).

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Table of Contents

Section I: PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION. 1. The Counselor's Identity: What, Who, and How? 2. The Counseling Professions Past, Present, and Future. 3. Standards in the Profession: Ethics, Accreditation, Credentialing, and Multicultural/Social Justice Competencies. Section II: THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP I: THEORIES AND SKILLS. 4. Individual Approaches to Counseling. 5. Counseling Skills. Section III: THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP II: THE COUNSELOR WORKING IN SYSTEMS. 6. Couples and Family Counseling. 7. Group Work. 8. Consultation and Supervision. Section IV: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERSON. 9. Development Across the Lifespan. 10. Abnormal Development, Diagnosis, and Psychopharmacology. 11. Career Development: The Counselor and the World of Work. Section V: RESEARCH, PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND ASSESSMENT. 12. Testing and Assessment. 13. Research and Evaluation. Section VI: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS IN COUNSELING. 14. Theory and Concepts of Multicultural Counseling. 15. Knowledge and Skills of Multicultural Counseling. Section VII: SELECT SPECIALITY AREAS IN COUNSELING. 16. School Counseling. 17. Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 18. Student Affairs and College Counseling (Post-Secondary Counseling). Afterword: A LOOK TOWARD YOUR FUTURE: APPLYING FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND FINDING A JOB.

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