A Counseling Primer

An Orientation to the Profession

A Counseling Primer

A Counseling Primer, second edition, introduces students to the profession of counseling, reviews its training curriculum, discusses current professional standards, and presents basic counseling skills. The text is designed to answer students’ most commonly asked questions around the who, what, where, when, why, and how of counseling. Updated and aligned with the eight 2016 CACREP core areas, the second edition includes new chapters by experts from seven entry-level specialty areas, including school counseling, career counseling, and mental health counseling. The book also contains useful features to enhance the learning experience, including case examples, class handouts and activities, a sample syllabus, discussion questions, and more. A variety of online resources including instructor’s manual, PowerPoint slides, tests, class activities, and student supplements are also available for download. In a comprehensive and accessible format, A Counseling Primer, second edition, provides students with a succinct, up-to-date picture of the counseling profession and the tools they need to make their contribution to the field.

Introduction to Professional Counseling

Introduction to Professional Counseling

Organized around the latest CACREP standards, Introduction to Professional Counseling integrates key theoretical concepts with discussion of the practical aspects of the field. Drawing from their own experiences as counseling practitioners, editors Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich and Cynthia A. Reynolds explore what it means to develop a professional counseling identity, emphasizing the importance of intentionality and reflection in practice. Numerous case studies and practice exercises in this innovative text further personalize the content for developing 21st century counselors. Introduction to Professional Counseling is part of the Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Programs).

Counseling Children

Counseling Children

COUNSELING CHILDREN covers the most practical and up-to-date methods for developing effective approaches to counseling children. Donna Henderson and Charles Thompson's text is unparalleled in its translation of theory into practice. This easy-to-read guide includes useful strategies and case studies to provide students with a realistic look at the counseling field. To further prepare readers for their professional work, the ninth edition includes 2014 ACA ethical standards, best practice guidelines for typical and atypical children's problems, and fresh ideas that facilitate understanding of the world of the child. Expanded coverage of children who have special concerns and of family interventions provides readers with effective ways to deliver interventions across multiple settings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Orientation to the Counseling Profession

Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations

Orientation to the Counseling Profession

Current and innovative, Orientation to the Counseling Profession provides students with a comprehensive overview of the major tenets of the counseling profession, including advocacy and multicultural counseling, licensure, professional associations, ethical and legal issues, consultation, supervision, outcomes research, and counseling process with diverse applications across the lifespan, settings, and specialties. This first edition text focuses on the new counselor preparation initiatives that expose counselors-in-training to essential current and future practices that are missing from the current texts on the market. While many comparable introductory counseling orientation texts approach the field from a dated perspective and more of a global “helping professions” perspective, Orientation to the Counseling Profession, on the other hand, emphasizes new counselor preparation initiatives including: professional identity that focuses on ACA and its divisions, branches and affiliates as the core entities of the counseling field; advocacy counseling, professional advocacy; accountability in counseling; and knowledge of outcomes research.