Orientation to the Counseling Profession Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations

Edition: 3rd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 2017-01-10
Publisher(s): Pearson
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Current, innovative, and all encompassing, Orientation to the Counseling Profession: Advocacy, Ethics, and Essential Professional Foundations provides a wealth of information on the most foundational and emerging issues of the counseling profession. It is specifically designed to orient counselors-in-training, regardless of specialty area, to the profession of counseling. The title includes comprehensive coverage of the major tenets of the counseling profession including advocacy and multicultural counseling, licensure, professional associations, ethical/legal issues, crisis intervention, consultation, supervision, outcomes, research, and the counseling process, with diverse applications across the life span, settings, and specialties. Written in keeping with new counselor preparation initiatives, which expose counselors-in-training to essential current and future practices, it prepares students for the future of the counseling practice into which they are about to enter. New to this edition:


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Author Biography

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions, including past president of the American Counseling Association, and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

Table of Contents

Section One: Foundations of Professional Counselor Identity

Chapter 1: Becoming a Professional Counselor: Philosophical, Historical, and Future Considerations--Bradley T. Erford and Gerta Bardhoshi

Chapter 2: Professional Counseling Organizations, Licensure, Certification, and Accreditation--Joshua C. Watson, Bradley T. Erford, and Grafton T. Eliason 

Chapter 3: Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling--Lynn E. Linde and Bradley T. Erford  


Section Two: Counseling Processes and Approaches 

Chapter 4: Theories of Counseling--Bradley T. Erford and Ann Vernon 

Chapter 5: The Counseling Process--Donna S. Sheperis 

Chapter 6: Counseling Microskills--Joseph B. Cooper 


Section Three: Client Issues and Advocacy 

Chapter 7: Risk Assessment and Crisis Intervention--Judith Harrington and Charlotte Daughhetee

Chapter 8: Mental Health Counseling Settings and Issues--Catherine Y. Chang, Amy L. McLeod, and Nadine E. Garner 

Chapter 9: School, College, and Career Counseling--Nadine E. Garner, Jason Baker, and Molly E. Jones 

Chapter 10: Human Development throughout the Life span--Bradley T. Erford 

Chapter 11: Multicultural Counseling--Geneva M. Gray 

Chapter 12: Assessment, Case Conceptualization, Diagnosis, and Treatment Planning--Bradley T. Erford 

Chapter 13: Supervision and Consultation--Mark A. Young and Alan Basham 

Chapter 14: Advocating for the Counseling Profession--Amy Milsom 

Chapter 15: Advocacy Counseling: Being an Effective Agent of Change for Clients--Donna M. Gibson 


Section Four: The Effectiveness of Counseling 

Chapter 16: Accountability in Counseling--Bradley T. Erford 

Chapter 17: Outcomes Research in Counseling--Bradley T. Erford 

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