Encyclopedia of Counseling, Volume 2

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SAGE, Apr 25, 2008 - Psychology - 1992 pages

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"The scope, depth, breadth, currency, arrangement, and authority of this work reflect the thorough, in-depth approach of the entire editorial and publishing team . . . Advancing current thought and models in the field, this work provides an unparalleled attempt to approach this important subject from many perspectives. Moreover, each volume has a list of entries, a reader's guide, and information about the authors and the contributors. The reader's guide incorporates substantive topics, e.g. assessment, testing and research methods, biographies, coping . . . this is an essential addition to graduate and research collections."
—Library Journal

Professional counseling involves helping clients, individually or in groups, or as couples and families, deal with various career, vocational, educational, and emotional problems. Whether performed by psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, psychiatric nurses, or counselors, thousands of professionals throughout the United States, as well as the world, are providing counseling services to fellow human beings to help them address and resolve the various problems of living that exceed their coping resources and social support.

The Encyclopedia of Counseling provides a comprehensive overview of the theories, models, techniques, and challenges involved in professional counseling. With approximately 600 entries, this definitive resource covers all of the major theories, approaches, and contemporary issues in counseling. The four volumes of this Encyclopedia are flexibly designed so they can be use together as a set or separately by volume, depending on the need of the user.

Key Features

· Reviews different types of counselors, their different professional identities, and their different models of graduate education

· Examines important historical developments that have shaped the evolution of the counseling profession into its current form

· Provides a comprehensive compilation of information about established and emerging topics in mental health and personal/emotional counseling

· Addresses problems in personal/emotional counseling ranging from concerns about normal developmental processes and common life transitions to debilitating problems of great severity

· Discusses the major social, scientific, and professional forces that have shaped the evolution of cross-cultural counseling and psychotherapy

· Offers complete information on conventional and up-and-coming areas of interest in career counseling

Key Themes

· Assessment, Testing, and Research Methods

· Biographies

· Coping

· Counseling—General

· Economic/Work Issues

· Human Development and Life Transitions

· Legal and Ethical Issues

· Organizations

· Physical and Mental Health

· Professional Development and Standards

· Psychosocial Traits and Behavior

· Society, Race/Ethnicity, and Culture

· Subdisciplines

· Theories

· Therapies, Techniques, and Interventions

This ultimate resource is designed for laypeople who are interested in learning about the science and practice of counseling. It is also a useful source for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from other specialties to learn about counseling in all its forms and manifestations.

 

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Frederick T. L. Leong, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology (Industrial/Organizational and Clinical Psychology Programs) and Psychiatry. He is also the Director of the Center for Multicultural Psychology Research at Michigan State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 250 journal articles and book chapters. In addition, he has edited or co-edited 12 books. Dr. Leong is a Fellow of the APA (Divisions 1, 2, 5, 12, 17, 29, 45, 52), Association for Psychological Science, Asian American Psychological Association, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. His major research interests center around culture and mental health, cross-cultural psychotherapy (especially with Asians and Asian Americans), and cultural and personality factors related to career choice and work adjustment. He is past president of APA's Division 45 (Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), the Asian American Psychological Association, and the Division of Counseling Psychology in the International Association of Applied Psychologists. He has served on the APA Board of Scientific Affairs, the Minority Fellowship Program Advisory Committee, and the Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention, and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force. He received the Dalmas Taylor Distinguished Contributions Award from the APA Minority Fellowship Program and the Stanley Sue Award for Distinguished Contributions to Diversity in Clinical Psychology from APA Division 12. He is also the 2007 co-recipient of the APA Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.

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