Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations, 4th edition

  • Bradley T. Erford

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Hallmark features of this title

  • Prepare counselors for accreditation with coverage of historic and emerging events; theories, processes and skills; ethical and legal issues; diversity, equity and inclusion dimensions; and professional identity.
  • Voices from the Field interviews spotlight practicing counselors’ stories to provide a first-hand look into the life of a professional counselor.
  • Think About It features thought-provoking questions and examples that challenge readers to dig deeper and apply their learning.
  • Activities encourage readers to act upon and apply what they are learning with practice and skill-building opportunities.
  • Case Studies explore real situations. Accompanying questions challenge readers to think critically and apply the skills they have learned to benefit clients.

Published by Pearson (July 28th 2023) - Copyright © 2024

ISBN-13: 9780139442100

Subject: Counseling

Category: Introduction to Counseling

Table of contents

Section 1: Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity

  1. Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical, and Future Considerations: Bradley T. Erford and Gerta Bardhoshi
  2. Professional Counseling Organizations, Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation: Joshua C. Watson and Bradley T. Erford
  3. Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling: Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford
  4. Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling: Geneva M. Gray and Veronica Wanzer

Section 2: Counseling Processes and Approaches

  1. Theories of Counseling: Bradley T. Erford
  2. The Counseling Process: Donna S. Sheperis
  3. Counseling Microskills: Bradley T. Erford

Section 3: Client Issues and Advocacy

  1. Crisis Prevention and Intervention: Judith Harrington and Latofia Parker
  2. Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling: Catherine Y. Chang and Nadine E. Garner
  3. School, College, and Career Counseling: Nadine E. Garner
  4. Human Development throughout the Life Span: Bradley T. Erford
  5. Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning: Bradley T. Erford
  6. Supervision and Consultation: Mark A. Young and Bradley T. Erford
  7. Advocacy Counseling: Being an Effective Agent of Change for Clients: Donna M. Gibson
  8. Advocating for the Counseling Profession: Bradley T. Erford

Section 4: The Effectiveness of Counseling

  1. Accountability in Counseling: Bradley T. Erford
  2. Outcomes Research in Counseling: Bradley T. Erford

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