This introductory text is perfect for students taking their first course in counseling who are trying to determine if they are well matched to the counseling profession. Introduction to the Counseling Profession is unique both in its format and in its content. This co-edited/co-authored text is comprised of state-of-the-art information by recognized experts in their respective areas of counseling. The content provides an excellent overview of the history and foundational aspects of counseling including legal aspects, the importance of the helping relationship, basic skills, requirements for working in specific settings, and the expertise needed for working with special populations. This new edition meets the professional orientation standards outlined by the Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) and helps students begin preparing for the NCE Exam.
A sophisticated introduction to the field of counseling, covering areas not often addressed in introductory texts, such as counseling from a rehabilitative perspective, brief therapies, client diagnosis and assessment, an introduction to the DSM-IV, and mental health counseling. Chapters are in sections on counseling foundations, skills, specific settings, and special populations. This third edition contains new chapters on research and writing in counseling, technology and counseling, and spirituality counseling. Capuzzi teaches at Portland State University. Gross is affiliated with Arizona State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)