This book offers beginning counselors and graduate students an introduction to the many aspects of working in the field. Many of the chapter authors are long time practitioners, licensed as counselors and psychologists. They practice in a variety of settings. Many authors are professors of psychology, some are new counselors, finding their way. The contents cover everything from basic issues of professional identity to goodness of fit in the counseling relationship to ethical and legal issues. In addition chapters cover a wide variety of specific counseling issues and populations. This book will be useful as well to those teaching in the field as a basic text for students.