Designed for students who are taking a preliminary course in the counseling field, Introduction to the Counseling Profession, 7th Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of the history and foundational concepts of counseling, offering the most current and relevant breadth of coverage available from experts in their respective fields. This edition includes topics rarely discussed in introductory texts, such as self-care and self-growth and the use of technology in counseling, as well as a new chapter on crisis counseling. Chapters also reflect updates to the 2016 Council for the Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) standards, and a chapter on each CACREP specialization is included.
Students will gain insight into the myriad issues that surround not only the process of counseling and its many populations but also the personal dynamics that have an impact on this process. Furthermore, a collection of supplemental resources is available online to benefit both instructors and students. Instructors will find PowerPoint slides and test banks to aid in conducting their courses, and students can access chapter summaries, exercises, and other tools to supplement their review of the material in the text.
Table of Contents
PART 1 COUNSELING FOUNDATIONS 1. The Counseling Profession: Historical Perspectives and Current Issues and Trends Harriet L. Glosoff, Jill E. Schwarz, and Stephanie A. DiZenzo-Priestley 2. Counseling Across Cultures Courtland C. Lee and Elina Zalkalne 3. Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counseling Mark D. Stauffer and Sara Bender 4. Self-Care and Self-Growth: A Professional Responsibility Laura R. Haddock and Jeannie Falkner 5. Technology in Counseling Melinda Haley, Rebecca D. Nate, and Paula N. Sanchez PART 2 COUNSELING APPROACHES AND PRACTICES 6. The Therapeutic Alliance and the Helping Relationship Rochelle Moss and Matthew V. Glowiak 7. Individual Counseling: Traditional and Brief Approaches Matthew V. Glowiak 8. Group Counseling David Capuzzi and Douglas R. Gross 9. Creative Approaches to Counseling Ann Vernon 10. Assessment in Counseling Linda H. Foster 11. Diagnosis and Treatment Planning Elizabeth Christensen 12. Crisis and Natural Disaster Counseling Elizabeth M. Ventura and Jayna E. Bonfini PART 3 COUNSELING SPECIALIZATIONS 13. Addictions Counseling Cynthia J. Osborn and Melanie M. Iarussi 14. Career Counseling Anita A. Neuer Colburn 15. Counseling in Clinical Mental Health and Private Practice Settings J. Kelly Coker and Savitri Dixon-Saxon 16. Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Tina M. Anctil 17. Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling Cass Dykeman 18. School Counseling Tamara E. Davis 19. College Counseling and Student Affairs Theodore P. Remley, Jr. and Brian M. Shaw
David Capuzzi, PhD, NCC, LPC, is a senior core faculty member in clinical mental health counseling at Walden University and professor emeritus at Portland State University. He is past president of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and past chair of both the ACA Foundation and the ACA Insurance Trust. He is coauthor/editor of ten counselor education textbooks.
Douglas R. Gross, PhD, NCC, is a professor emeritus at Arizona State University, where he taught counselor education for 29 years. He has been president of the Arizona Counselors Association, the Western Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and the Association for Humanistic Education and Development, chairperson of the Western Regional Branch Assembly of the ACA, and treasurer and parliamentarian of the ACA.
"Drs. Capuzzi and Gross, prolific scholars and leaders within the mental health arena, have skillfully shaped the training of students and new professionals for decades. Once again, they provide an illuminating introduction to the counseling profession, complete with a rich historical context, cutting-edge wellness strategies, and practical information for counselors working across diverse settings. A ‘must read’ for students and new professionals!"
Thelma Duffey, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Counseling, University of Texas at San Antonio, 2015–2016 president of the American Counseling Association, founder of the Association for Creativity in Counseling
"Drs. Capuzzi and Gross have provided the counseling profession with a new, innovative textbook. This book creatively provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to become successful counselors. This seventh edition focuses not only on the process of counseling, but also on the influence of personal dynamics impacting the counseling process."
Loretta J. Bradley, PhD, Texas Tech University, former president of the American Counseling Association, Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors, and Texas Association for Adult Development and Aging
"David Capuzzi and Douglas Gross continue to be the masters of bringing experts together to write about their particular areas of expertise. Every chapter in this seventh edition does an excellent job of staying on the cutting edge of the profession’s growth and blending into the history and foundations that continue to make the profession great. The book captures both the professional and personal aspects that new trainees must quickly understand."
Richard J. Hazler, PhD, professor of counselor education, Pennsylvania State University
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