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The World of the Counselor


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Section I: PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION. 1. The Counselor's Identity: What, Who, and How? 2. The Counseling Professions Past, Present, and Future. 3. Standards in the Profession: Ethics, Accreditation, Credentialing, and Multicultural/Social Justice Competencies. Section II: THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP I: THEORIES AND SKILLS. 4. Individual Approaches to Counseling. 5. Counseling Skills. Section III: THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP II: THE COUNSELOR WORKING IN SYSTEMS. 6. Couples and Family Counseling. 7. Group Work. 8. Consultation and Supervision. Section IV: THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERSON. 9. Development Across the Lifespan. 10. Abnormal Development, Diagnosis, and Psychopharmacology. 11. Career Development: The Counselor and the World of Work. Section V: RESEARCH, PROGRAM EVALUATION, AND ASSESSMENT. 12. Testing and Assessment. 13. Research and Evaluation. Section VI: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FOUNDATIONS IN COUNSELING. 14. Theory and Concepts of Multicultural Counseling. 15. Knowledge and Skills of Multicultural Counseling. Section VII: SELECT SPECIALITY AREAS IN COUNSELING. 16. School Counseling. 17. Clinical Mental Health Counseling. 18. Student Affairs and College Counseling (Post-Secondary Counseling). Afterword: A LOOK TOWARD YOUR FUTURE: APPLYING FOR GRADUATE PROGRAMS AND FINDING A JOB.

About the Author

Edward S. Neukrug is the Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Dr. Ed Neukrug has made a substantial impact on the fields of counseling and human services. An author of 11 books and dozens of articles and chapters in books, his works have been read by thousands of counseling and human services students and professionals. A leader in several counseling and human services associations, he has helped steer the fields toward the future. In addition, Dr. Neukrug was the architect of the original ethics code of the National Association of Human Services (NOHS) and served in a variety of capacities for professional associations. He has several open-access, free websites which focus on learning of counseling theories, understanding one's view of human nature, testing and assessment, and more. His commitment to, and work in, the counseling and human services professions has been unwavering. Dr. Neukrug has received numerous awards for his work, including twice receiving the President's award from NOHS and recently receiving the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Fellows designation. You can view his works, open access websites, and accomplishments at www.counselingbooksetc.com and atwww.odu.edu/~eneukrug..


"[This is a] wonderful introductory text for students becoming introduced to the profession of counseling. The book is well paced, intentionally laid out, very informative, and well-paced for academic use."
"A thorough overview with an honest effort at communicating the changing landscape of the profession and its organizations."

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