Careers in Counseling and Human Services

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Brooke B. Collison, Nancy J. Garfield
Taylor & Francis, 1996 - Social Science - 153 pages
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Providing information needed to make choices about different occupations in counseling and human services, this book enables examination of personal strengths and weaknesses within the fields. The opening chapters examine professional and personal issues to be considered in making career choices. Next are presented examples of counseling and human services careers in seven different work settings: (1) schools; (2) higher education; (3) business and industry; (4) private practice; (5) federal and state agencies; (6) health care facilities; and (7) residential treatment and community-based support programs. Each setting is described by professionals in the area, with current salary information. Information is provided about licensure, certification, program accreditation, and the next steps for further career decision-making. Appendixes contain current names and addresses of 63 professional associations, organizations, and licensing bodies related to the counseling and human services professions; and lists 168 occupational titles used throughout the book. (Contains 43 references.) (TS)
 

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Contents

Chapter 1 AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PROFESSION
1
Chapter 2 SO YOU THINK YOU WANT A CAREER IN THE HUMAN SERVICES
9
Chapter 3 CAREERS IN SCHOOL SETTINGS
19
Chapter 4 STUDENT AFFAIRS AND RELATED CAREERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
31
Chapter 5 CAREERS IN BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
53
Chapter 6 CAREERS IN PRIVATE PRACTICE
65
Chapter 7 CAREERS IN FEDERAL AND STATE AGENCIES
73
Chapter 8 CAREERS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES
95
Chapter 9 CAREERS IN RESIDENTIAL TREATMENT AND COMMUNITYBASED SUPPORT PROGRAMS
111
Chapter 10 ACCREDITATION AND CREDENTIALING
123
Chapter 11 WHAT NEXT?
133
ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
137
MATRIX OF OCCUPATIONAL TITLES AND WORK SETTINGS
145
Index
149
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