This introductory text is perfect for students taking their first course in counseling who are trying to determine if they are well matched to the counseling profession. Introduction to the Counseling Profession is unique both in its format and in its content. This co-edited/co-authored text is comprised of state-of-the-art information by recognized experts in their respective areas of counseling. The content provides an excellent overview of the history and foundational aspects of counseling including legal aspects, the importance of the helping relationship, basic skills, requirements for working in specific settings, and the expertise needed for working with special populations. This new edition meets the professional orientation standards outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and helps students begin preparing for the NCE Exam.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Contributors PART ONE: COUNSELING FOUNDATIONS 1 The Counseling Profession: A Historical Perspective Harriet L. Glosoff 2 The Helping Relationship Rochelle Moss 3. Counseling People of Color Courtland C. Lee 4. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counseling: What Beginning Counselors Should Know Sharon E. Robinson Kurpius, Sarah K. Dixon-Lyding, and Mark Stauffer 5. Research and Writing in Counseling Teresa M. Christensen 6. Technology and Counseling Melinda Haley, Jason Vasquez PART TWO: COUNSELING SKILLS 7. Individual Counseling: Traditional Approaches Benedict T. McWhirter, Jennifer J. Miesch 8. Individual Counseling: Brief Approaches Rolla E. Lewis 9. Group Counseling David Capuzzi, Douglas R. Gross 10. Career Counseling: Counseling for Life Ellen Hawley McWhirter, Jeneka Joyce, Christina L. Aranda 11. Spirituality Counseling Laura Simpson 12. Creative Approaches to Counseling Ann Vernon 13. Counseling Uses of Tests Linda H. Foster 14. Diagnosis in Counseling Linda Seligman PART THREE: COUNSELING IN SPECIFIC SETTINGS 15. School Counseling Tamara Davis 16. Counseling in Mental Health and Private Practice Settings Jane Rheineck PART FOUR: COUNSELING SPECIAL POPULATIONS 17 Counseling the Older Adult Douglas R. Gross, David Capuzzi 18. Counseling Couples and Families Cass Dykeman 19. Counseling Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients Donna Starkey, Jeannie Falkner 20. Counseling Clients with Disabilities Malachy Bishop References Index