1st Edition

Counseling Psychology

Edited By Frederick T.L. Leong, Mark M. Leach Copyright 2008

    Since its beginnings after WWII, Counseling Psychology has grown to become an applied specialty within psychology with unique areas of emphasis. This book introduces readers to the field by presenting its history, emphases, trends and relationships to other areas within psychology, followed by seminal articles that have significantly influenced counselors and researchers. The volume is organized around the six general themes of history and professional development, personal counseling, career counseling, cross-cultural counseling, counseling process and outcome, and internationalizing Counseling Psychology. In presenting articles representing these six themes that have defined counseling psychology, readers are given an essential overview to the past, the present and future directions of this applied specialty in psychology.

    Contents: Introduction; Part I History and Professional Development: An occupational analysis of counseling psychology: how special is the speciality?, Louise F. Fitzgerald and Samuel H. Osipow; Counseling psychology - the most broadly based applied psychology speciality, Allen E. Ivey; Looking to the future: themes from the 3rd National Conference for Counseling Psychology, Stephanie S. Rude, Michael Weissberg and George M. Gazda; Transition from vocational guidance to counseling psychology, Donald E. Super; Trend analyses of major contributions in The Counseling Psychologist cited from 1986-1996: impact and implications Lisa Y. Flores, S. Craig Rooney, P. Paul Heppner; LaVonne Douglas Browne and Mei-Fen Wei; 30 years of The Counseling Psychologist: 1969-1999, P. Paul Heppner; Behold our creation! What counseling psychology has become and might yet become, George S. Howard. Part II Personal Counseling: Rational-emotive therapy: research data that supports the clinical and personality hypotheses of RET and other models of cognitive-behavior therapy, Albert Ellis; A psychodynamic view of counseling psychology, Edward S. Bordin; Components of the psychotherapy relationship: their interaction and unfolding during treatment, Charles J. Gelso and Jean A. Carter; The necessary and sufficient conditions of therapeutic personality change, Carl R. Rogers; Change processes in counseling and psychotherapy, Stanley R. Strong and Ronald P. Matross. Part III Career Counseling: The meaning of work in women's lives: a sociopsychological model of career choice and work behavior, Helen S. Astin; Megatrends and milestones in vocational behavior: a 20-year counseling psychology retrospective, Fred H. Borgen; A taxonomy of difficulties in career decision making, Itamar Gati, Mina Krausz and Samuel H. Osipow; A theory of vocational choice, John L. Holland; Career-intervention outcome: what contributes to client gain?, Laurel W. Oliver and Arnold R. Spokane; Career counseling in the


    Frederick Leong is Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University, USA. Dr Mark M. Leach is at University of Louisville, USA.