Community and Agency Counseling

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For Community and Agency Counseling, Introduction to Counseling, Community Psychology, and Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy courses.

With significantly expanded content and a strengthened emphasis on Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs (CACREP) standards, this user-friendly yet scholarly text again provides comprehensive coverage of all aspects of community counseling. After a thorough introduction to the history and foundation of the discipline, the authors examine the many roles and functions community counselors perform, the variety of settings in which their work is done, and how that work differs from one client population to another. Emerging issues and trends in the field are given appropriate attention; while first-person narratives throughout the text explore specific challenges and opportunities associated with particular areas of expertise.

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Historical Overview of the Counseling Profession
Professional Identity of Community Counselors

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About the author (2004)

Samuel T. Gladding is a professor and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He has been a practicing counselor in both public and private community agencies. His leadership in the field of counseling includes service as president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW), and Chi Sigma Iota (international counseling honor society). He is also the former editor of the Journal for Specialists in Group Work.

In 1999, he was cited as being in the top 1 percent of contributors to the Journal of Counseling and Development for the 15-year period, 1978-1993. Some of Gladding's most recent books are: The Counseling Dictionary (2001), Family Therapy: History, Theory, & Process (3rd ed.) (2002), Becoming a Counselor: The Light, the Bright, and the Serious (2002), Group Work: A Counseling Specialty (4th ed.) (2003), and Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession (5th ed.) (2004).

Dr. Gladding is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC), and a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in North Carolina. He is married to the former Claire Tilison and the father of three children Benjamin, Nathaniel, and Timothy. In his spare time, he enjoys swimming, playing tennis, writing poetry, and reading humor.

Deborah W. Newsome is an assistant professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She also works as an adjunct clinician at a not-for-profit counseling center, where she counsels children, adolescents, and their families. She has authored and coauthored several book chapters and journal articles and currently is secretary of the Association for Assessment in Counseling and Education (RACE). Her research interests focus on adolescents' career development, family interactions, and academic achievement.

Dr. Newsome received a Ph.D. in counseling and counselor education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), and a Licensed School Counselor (LSC) in North Carolina. She and her husband, David Newsome, have two teenagers-David and Jennifer. In addition to writing, teaching, counseling, and supervising, Dr. Newsome enjoys running, reading, and playing the flute.

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