Counseling: a comprehensive profession

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Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall, Nov 1, 2006 - Education - 544 pages
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This updated fifth edition reflects the 2005 ACA code of ethics and encompasses all that counseling is todayaddressing the history of counseling and the theory behind its practice; exploring the multicultural, ethical, legal environments in which counselors operate; and, examining the variety of skills today's counselors are expected to exhibit. Up-to-date references to contemporary theorists, trends, and challenges in the field ensures readers learn the current best practices and the most recently-adopted theoriesprepares them to practice in today's settings, with the most recent tools and information. Incorporation of multicultural and gender issues throughout the material broadens the scope of the book.Six chapters are dedicated to specific populations with whom counselors work and professional arenas in which they practice. Includes American Counseling Association and NBCC Ethical Guidelines for the practice of internet counseling. Emphasis on the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV-TR) categories prepares future counselors for the "nitty-gritty" of diagnosisaddresses the stringent requirements of documentation demanded by third party payers.A key resource for counseling certification.

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Of all of my books for this semester, I started to read this book last. And I think that of all of my books, it is the most informative and clear. It is basically a summary of all things counseling ... Read full review


Personal and Professional Aspects of Counseling
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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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