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Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3rd Edition)

Introduction to the Counseling Profession (3rd Edition)
Author: Duane Brown - David J. Srebalus
ISBN 13: 9780205352203
ISBN 10: 205352200
Edition: 3
Publisher: Pearson
Publication Date: 2002-08-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 388
List Price: $158.60

This book is designed for use with beginning counselors-in-training who need a straightforward discussion of the history, strengths, limitations, theories, and techniques of the profession.

The book includes chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and review questions to assist readers in mastering material. Chapters read easily without over-referencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, supplemental resources can be used to bring special emphasis to subjects of special interest.

For those beginning a career in counseling, or anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the field.


This textbook provides an overview of the profession, with attention to the mission, philosophy, values, and practices that guide counseling. It describes fundamental theories and outlines their implications for specific techniques and procedures. It also pays particular attention to the legal and ethical concerns related to counseling, accreditation, and assessments. Brown teaches at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Srebalus teaches at West Virginia University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR