Counseling: a comprehensive profession

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Merrill Pub. Co., 1988 - Psychology - 580 pages
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This book encompasses all that counseling is today--addressing 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 theories--prepares 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 żnitty-grittyż of diagnosis--addresses 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


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