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Introduction to Counseling
A Condensed Text

ISBN 9780367423124
Published July 17, 2020 by Routledge
254 Pages

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Book Description

This CACREP aligned text outlines core concepts of the counseling profession alongside hundreds of practical study questions and case studies for students and professors.

Designed for use not just in class but also as a guide for students studying for national licensing exams and the CPCE, chapters cover areas including ethical and legal issues, theories of counseling, career development, multicultural and group counseling, special topics, and more. Hundreds of PowerPoint slides are included to assist professors with class preparation, and professors will also find study questions for each chapter and a sample final exam that easily be applied in online learning platforms.

Written in a readable, concise format designed for adult learners, Introduction to Counseling is an essential resource that counseling students will want to keep long after graduation.

Table of Contents

1. Orientation to Counseling 2. Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling 3. Theories of Counseling 4. The Counseling Process 5. Lifespan and Career Development 6. Multicultural Counseling 7. Group Counseling  8. Research and Assessment 9. Contemporary Models for Counseling and Holistic Approaches 10. Couples and Family Counseling  11. Special Topics in Counseling

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Trey Fitch is a professor of counseling at Troy University, Panama City. He is a licensed mental health counselor and has taught counseling for over 20 years.

Jennifer Marshall is an associate professor of counseling at Troy University, Panama City. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a qualified supervisor.

Miles Matise is an associate professor of counseling at Troy University Ft. Walton Beach. He is a licensed mental health counselor and nationally certified counselor.

Gulnara McCullough has a master’s degree in counseling and works as a counselor in Panama City, Florida.


"Drs. Fitch, Marshall, Matise, and McCullough have done it again: a tightly written, to-the-point text that I intend to recommend to all incoming graduate students." Dr. Steve Giunta, former AMHCA president

"Fitch, Marshall, Matise, and McCullough address a remarkable amount of material in a brief amount of space. If you are looking for a concise and accessible introduction to the counseling profession, Introduction to Counseling is for you." Dr. Richard E. Watts, Texas State University System Regents’ professor

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