Introduction to Counseling by Michael Scott Nystul provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and science—the science of counseling that generates a knowledge base proven to promote competency and efficacy in the practitioner, and the art of using this knowledge base to build skills that can be applied sensitively to clients in a multicultural society.
The Fifth Edition has been organized into three sections: (1) an overview of counseling and the counseling process, (2) multicultural counseling and counseling theories, and (3) special approaches and settings. It continues to address key topics and issues, including gender, culture, and sexual orientation, and offers ways to integrate multiculturalism into all aspects of counseling, rather than view it as a separate entity. Highlighting emerging trends and changes in ethical codes, as well as reflecting the latest updates to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the book successfully illustrates the importance of art and science to modern-day counseling.
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About the Author
Michael S. Nystulreceived his Ph.D. in counseling from Oregon State University in 1974. He holds the position of Professor Emeritus in the Department of Counseling and Educational Psychology at New Mexico State University. Professor Nystul is a licensed psychologist and school psychologist. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings such as schools, hospitals, community mental health centers, university counseling centers, and private practice. His first position was an elementary and middle school counselor with the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1970. He continues to be active in the counseling field and currently provides counseling and psychological services in private practice in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Professor Nystul has more than 100 publications, including journal articles, book chapters, and books to his credit. He has three daughters, five grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and relies on his wife, Laura, to maintain a sense of balance in life.
Table of Contents
Part I. An Overview of Counseling and the Counseling ProcessChapter 1: An Overview of Counseling Welcome to the Field of Counseling What Is Counseling? Counseling: Past, Present, and FutureChapter 2: Professional Preparation and Ethical and Legal Issues Becoming a Professional Counselor Ethical-Legal IssuesChapter 3: The Counseling Process The Art and Science of the Counseling Process The Six Stages of the Counseling Process Listening Skills Recent Trends in the Counseling Process Common Problems for Beginning Counselors Diversity IssuesChapter 4: Assessment and Diagnosis The Art and Science of Assessment and Diagnosis Assessment and Diagnosis Assessment DiagnosisChapter 5: Counseling Research and Evaluation The Art and Science of Research and Evaluation The Purpose of Research and Evaluation Overview of the Types of ResearchPart II. Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective Chapter 6: Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective The Art and Science of Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling An Eight-Stage Model for Developing a Personal Approach Multicultural Counseling Potential Challenges in Multicultural Counseling Suggestions for Incorporating a Multicultural PerspectiveChapter 7: The Classic Theories of Freud, Adler, and Jung The Art and Science of the Classic Theories An Overview of Freud, Adler, and Jung Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory Adler’s Individual Psychology Jung’s Analytic Psychology The Classic Theories and Their Use in Contemporary PracticeChapter 8: Experiential Theories and Approaches The Art and Science of Experiential Counseling Experiential Counseling Experiential Theories Person-Centered Therapy Gestalt Therapy Existential Therapy Creative Arts Therapy Research Trends in Experiential CounselingChapter 9: Cognitive–Behavioral Theories The Art and Science of Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling Cognitive–Behavioral Theories Behavior Therapy Rational–Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) Cognitive Therapy Transactional Analysis (TA) Reality Therapy Feminist Therapy Special Issues in Cognitive-Behavioral CounselingPart III. Special Approaches and SettingsChapter 10: Marriage and Family Counseling The Art and Science of Marriage and Family Counseling Evolution of Marriage and Family Counseling Professional Issues and Organizations Theoretical Foundations Marriage Counseling Family CounselingChapter 11: Child and Adolescent Counseling The Art and Science of Child and Adolescent Counseling Children and Adolescents from a Historical Perspective Developmental Theories Treatment Issues Special Problems of Children and Adolescents Diversity and Postmodern Issues in Child and Adolescent CounselingChapter 12: Group Counseling The Art and Science of Group Counseling Group Counseling Group Counseling from a Historical Perspective Comparison to Individual and Family Counseling Problem Solving and Group Process Group Size, Composition, and Duration Use of Coleaders Pregroup Screening and Orientation Stages in Group Counseling Brief-Solution-Focused Group Counseling Dealing with Disruptive Group Members Common Mistakes of Group Leaders Qualities of Effective Group Leaders Diversity IssuesChapter 13: Career Counseling The Art and Science of Career Counseling Evolution of Career Counseling Theoretical Foundations Treatment Issues Special Issues Diversity Issues in Career CounselingChapter 14: School Counseling The Art and Science of School Counseling A Comprehensive Developmental Model for School Counseling Role and Function of School Counselors Special Skills and Problems Trends in School CounselingChapter 15: Mental Health Counseling The Art and Science of Mental Health Counseling Professional Issues The Role and Function of Mental Health Counselors Categories of Mental Health Services Strategies for Suicidal Clients Substance Abuse Counseling Gerontological Counseling Trends and Perspectives