A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling

A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling


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Written for undergraduate students and other prospective counselors, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is the first of its kind to create a comprehensive, reliable means of learning about the counseling profession, entry level preparation (i.e., master's degrees in counseling specializations), and what to consider when searching for, applying to, and ultimately selecting a graduate program in counseling that is the "perfect fit." The Guide offers vital information relative to accreditation and its importance in the counseling profession with regards to obtaining licensure, certification, and even employment opportunities after graduating. As a CACREP publication, this book is the official source of information about accredited counseling programs and includes information about what counseling programs seek in candidates, what programs can offer students in terms of professional development and job placement, and guidance on personal and practical considerations for entering the counseling profession. Authored by counseling experts and featuring insights from voices in the field, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is a must-have resource for anyone interested in becoming a professional counselor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780190603724
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/18/2016
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 830,529
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Dr. Tyler M. Kimbel is the Vice President of Research and Advocacy & Outreach at the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). He also serves as an adjunct professor in counselor education. Dr. Kimbel's professional roots are in school counseling and he is experienced in a variety of clinical settings working with adults and at-risk populations. An active member of ACA, ASCA, and ACES, Dr. Kimbel promotes the counseling profession through scholarly research, presentations, editorial board work, and service as a member of the Advisory Council for the national Evidence-Based School Counseling Conference.

Dr. Dana Heller Levitt is a Professor of Counseling at Montclair State University and the previous Graduate Program Coordinator for Master's Programs. She has been a counselor educator for over 15 years, and has served as a member of the CACREP Board of Directors from 2011-2016, including three years on the Executive Committee. Dr. Levitt has published works in the areas of professional ethics and counselor development, including Values and Ethics in Counseling: Real Life Ethical Decision-Making. At Montclair State University, Dr. Levitt works with masters and doctoral students on critical reflection as advisor, mentor, and instructor.

Table of Contents

Section I: The Counseling Profession - An Overview

Chapter 1: Introduction to A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt

Chapter 2: The History and Evolution of Professional Counseling
Martin Ritchie

Chapter 3: Career Pathways in Counseling
Dana Heller Levitt and Tyler M. Kimbel

Chapter 4: Current Trends and Issues in Counseling
Richard Henriksen and Susan E. Henderson

Section II: Graduate Programs in Counseling - Personal and Practical Considerations

Chapter 5: On Becoming a Counselor: Self Reflecting
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt

Chapter 6: Finding and Comparing Counseling Programs - Selecting the "Perfect Fit"
Dana Heller Levitt and Tyler M. Kimbel

Chapter 7: Applying to Graduate School
Robin Wilbourn Lee and Jennifer Jordan

Chapter 8: The Experience of Being a Graduate Counseling Student
Victoria E. Kress, Michael Leskosky, Chelsey A. Zoldan, and Jessica Headley

Section III: Life after Graduate School

Chapter 9: Certification and Licensure
Gerard Lawson and Jenna Haynes

Chapter 10: Professional Involvement
Samuel T. Gladding

Chapter 11: Conclusion
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt

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