For courses in Counseling Interventions; Counseling Process; and Introduction to Counseling.
Practical with a wealth of examples, this text shows readers to how to be effective counselors in each aspect of the counseling process.
The Professional Counselor is organized, first and foremost, around the process of counseling–from the first session through termination. Individual chapters look at assessment, at goal setting, at treatment planning, and, finally, at termination. One of the key features that sets this text apart from a standard counseling process text is that it also examines and presents interventions from theoretical perspectives such as Affective Interventions, Cognitive Interventions, Behavioral Interventions, and Systemic Interventions (Chapters 8-11). As a result, interventions are presented not just as techniques, but they are rooted in theory and foundational theraputic perspectives.
From reviews of the text:
“[A] very clearly written text that the first-semester Master of Counseling students can easily grasp . . . . [C]hapters are structured in a manner that provides concreteness and continuity within the content. Therefore, it is easy to follow and understand for entry-level students. The written language of the book is very clear. The content is supported by good examples that help with the comprehension . . . . [T]he interventions (affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic) chapters are very well described.”
—Gulsah Kemer, University of Arizona State University
“[Key strengths are:] The authors include the multicultural perspectives in many chapters. The structure and organization for each chapter are well planned. [And] the writing style is easy to understand for the readers.”
—Yu-Fen Lin, University of North Texas Dallas
“[P]rovides the beginning counselor the opportunity for a comprehensive overview of the process of counseling while further delivering specific interventions and approaches (i.e. fundamental counseling skills) . . . . The key strengths of this text are the concise explanations of counseling concepts with practical clinical applications . . . . [M]any of my students comment on how helpful the text is in understanding the concepts of counseling . . . . This text is superior to others that I have used in that it explains practical applications of interventions and how to deliver those to the client.”
—Oscar Sida, University of Nevada Las Vegas
Also available with MyCounselingLab®
This title is also available with MyCounselingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through video clips, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
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