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Introduction to the Profession of Counseling

ISBN: 9780135144305 | 0135144302
Edition: 5th
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 3/11/2008

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This book presents a comprehensive introduction to professional counseling, a profession that helps individuals, groups, and families work through troubles arising from problems experienced in everyday life. As with previous editions, this text's philosophical and theoretical orientation to counseling is based on a phenomenological, psychosocial, life-span developmental approach. In this approach counselors help persons resolve or work through situational, developmental transitions and conflicts within a multicultural context. Highlights of the new edition: Theissue of technology and online counseling has been addressedin several chapters throughout the text. A new section entitled"Counseling Activities"has been added to encompass the chapters describing the most common work activities of counselors. A newchapter on consultationhas been included focusing on consultation in schools, mental health agencies, and organizational settings. Updated information on accreditation of training programsand licensing and certification requirements. Updated discussion of professional, ethical, and legal issuesin counseling to reflect the 2005 ACA Code of Ethics. Updated material about the role of theoriesin guiding, evaluating and improving the practice of counseling. Revised information about the profession of school counselingand added information about the ASCA National Model for school counseling programs.

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