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1st Edition

Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education

ISBN 9780815370697
Published August 2, 2019 by Routledge
540 Pages

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Book Description

This comprehensive handbook provides counselors in training, counselor educators, and professional counselors with the latest information on major contemporary issues impacting the field.

The design of the book is both conceptual and practical, reflecting current trends and issues from the perspective of expert counselor educators, and provides an up-to-date discussion of the importance of multicultural awareness and skills. The book is split into helpful sections covering a range of areas including social and cultural diversity, neuroscience, risk prevention in counseling, writing and publishing research, and career development.

Grounded in contemporary research and aligned with the 2016 CACREP core content areas, the Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education is an indispensable resource for both graduate-level trainees and professional counselors alike.

Table of Contents

Introduction. Overview of Pertinent Issues Discussed in the Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education  Section I. Professional Orientation and Ethical Practices 1. Professional Practice: Gaining Clinical Expertise for Practicum, Internship, and Post-Graduation Experiences  2. Finding Your Professional Niche: Getting Involved in Professional Organizations and Honor Societies  3. Obtaining a License to Practice Counseling 4. Specialty Certifications in Professional Counseling  5. Developing and Practicing Aspirational Ethics: A Paradigm Shift 6. Technology in Counselor Education: Implications for Teaching, Supervision, and Clinical Counseling 7. Contemporary Employment in Counseling and Future Trends  8. Professional and Career Development for Counselor Education:  Strategies for an Effective Job Search  Section II: Social and Cultural Diversity  9. Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge, and Skills  10. Preparing Counselors Across Cultures  11. Religion, Spirituality, and Counseling Psychology  12. Issues Related to Advocacy and Social Justice in Counseling and Counselor Education Section III: Human Growth and Development  13. Basic Concepts of Neuroscience in Counseling and Counselor Education  14. Early Development and Trauma Within the Culture of Children: Teaching Counselors in Training to Understand the Effects of Trauma and its Misdiagnosis  15. The Importance of Incorporating Knowledge of Trauma Remediation Modalities into Counselor Education and Practice 16. The Counselor’s Role in Fostering Emotional and Cognitive Development Across the Lifespan  Section IV: Career Development  17. Career Counseling Decision Making Protocols  18. Career Theories in Counseling  Section V: Assessment and Testing in Counseling  19. Assessment and Testing: Perspectives for Counseling and Counselor Education  Section VI: Risk Prevention in Counseling  20. Risk Management and Resilience in Counseling  21. A Most Unnecessary End: Identifying and Preventing Suicidal Behavior  Section VII: Group Work  22. Group Counseling Strategies, Dynamics, Theories and Practices  23. Culturally Competent Group Leadership: Research and Practice  Section VIII: Research and Program Evaluation  24. Writing and Presenting Research  25. Literature Review in Counseling Research  26. Applying for and Securing Grants  27. Publishing Research  Section IX: Supervision in Counseling and Counselor Education  28. Supervision as a Counseling Toolkit  Section X: Counseling and Helping Relationships  29. Highlights of Major Theories of Counseling  30. Developing a Personal Theoretical Orientation of Counseling  31. Theoretical Notions in Contemporary Counseling Practice

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Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson, PhD, is a retired counselor educator. Mary has authored two books, a book chapter, and articles related to traditional healing and counseling. She is the CEO of Faith Diversity Consulting.


"This comprehensive handbook explores the latest theories, practices, and research methods in counseling and mental health. The handbook uses the 2016 CACREP standards for counselor education and training as a template around which the discussions and conversations are organized. This format allows for a wide range of topics and offers the reader a unique opportunity to perceive what is required for education, practice, and training in counseling and psychotherapy. The thoroughness, dedication, creativity, and imaginative incentives that went into the handbook and that guided the authors to engage, debate, and explore the issues under consideration are highly commended. A must read for everyone in the counseling and psychotherapy fields."Roy Moodley, PhD, director, Centre for Diversity in Counseling and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto

"This handbook is a comprehensive product that counselors should add and keep on their bookshelves. The thorough coverage of topics provides a resource and reference for counselors across their careers, from master’s student to seasoned professional. Dr. Adekson and colleagues cover topics we might see in multiple textbooks all in one source. Burgeoning and new counselors will find answers to important questions, and seasoned counselors and counselor educators and supervisors will find guidance on professional issues. The Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education is truly an A to Z publication."Dana Heller Levitt, PhD, doctoral programs co-director, Counseling Program, Montclair State University

"Counselors will appreciate how the layout of this handbook aligns precisely with the 2016 CACREP standards. It complements the core curriculum for counseling and provides an up to date review for practitioners. Unique emphasis on issues related to post-graduation experiences, current trends, and best practices in each section speak to the need for currency in our profession. Counselors are challenged to step out and embrace new ways to reach our clients by incorporating issues related to spirituality, neuroscience, and risk management as an aid toward wholeness. This handbook is useful as a compendium of current trends, ethical considerations, and best practices."Judith G. Miranti, EdD, professor, Division of Education and Counseling, Xavier University of Louisiana

"Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson has done unprecedented work in gathering a wide range of counseling professionals. I am excited about how this handbook will contribute to the profession for years to come. I highly recommend the handbook to all counseling professionals."—John A. King, PhD, LPC, assistant professor of counseling, Liberty University

"Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson’s edited handbook is a refreshing and contemporary take on current issues in counseling. In this book, readers will be able to explore the counseling field’s cutting-edge professional standards and practices to stimulate their critical thinking. Those who are involved in the training and development of counselors will find this book provides an alternative avenue to facilitate trainees’ introspection, practice, and growth. Overall, this book brings together important resources and topics for the counseling field and will be an invaluable asset to any counseling classroom."—Vanessa N. Dominguez-O’Hare, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Educational Studies, University of South Carolina–Columbia

"The Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education provides a conceptual and practical guideline to masters and doctoral students as well as counseling professionals. The authors cover a wide range of topics, from professional and ethical practices to risk prevention, research and program evaluation, and supervision in counseling and counselor education. Focusing on common core curriculum delineated by the 2016 CACREP standards, the handbook gives voice to both seasoned as well as new counselor educators, administrators, counseling psychologists, and professional counselors."—Gulsah Kemer, PhD, assistant professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, Old Dominion University