1st Edition

The Counselor Educator's Survival Guide
Designing and Teaching Outstanding Courses in Community Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

ISBN 9780415875899
Published October 25, 2011 by Routledge
358 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

USD $52.95

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Book Description

For those developing and teaching Counselor Education courses in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs, this unique text will be a valuable resource. In it, experienced instructors provide guidance based on their own breadth of experiences, demonstrating how to design and implement an effective curriculum. Chapters cover course topics such as theories of counseling, multicultural counseling, legal and ethical issues, psychopharmacology, and many more. Each chapter is organized in the following sequence: an overview and objectives of the course, including CACREP standards criteria for evaluating a text and evaluations of the most popular texts used supplemental reading and web sites learning activities counseling vignettes assignments and a tentative course schedule concluding comments and advice from the author(s). The authors also speak about the main points they want their students to master and some of the dilemmas and challenges they have faced in their own teaching. Both seasoned faculty looking for ways to enrich a course and new educators teaching for the first time will find this an indispensible resource for both themselves and their departments.

Table of Contents

MacCluskie, Introduction: Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Counselor Educators. Duba, Nims, Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: The Nuts and Bolts of the Profession. Cobia, Foundations and Techniques of School Counseling: Preparing for Contemporary Roles. B. McHenry, J. McHenry, Human Growth and Development: Merging Lifespan Development with the Counseling Process. Pack-Brown, Coulter, Fuller, Multicultural Counseling: Training Culturally Intentional, Competent, and Ethical Counselors for the 21st Century. Welfel, O’Donnell, Legal and Ethical Issues: Promoting Responsible Practice and Commitment to Ethical Ideals. Murdock, Wang, Theories of Counseling: If You Don’t Have a Map You Might Get Lost. Sommers-Flanagan, Heck, Counseling Skills: Building the Pillars of Professional Counseling. Gladding, Ivers, Group Work: Standards, Techniques, Practice, and Resources. Toman, Career Counseling: A Process-based Teaching Approach for Training Career Counselors. Laux, VanMeter, Calmes, Harper, Assessment: Teaching Assessment in Counselor Education. Pehrsson, Graham, Bartlett, Sproul, Diagnosis, Pathology, and Evidence-based Treatment Across the Lifespan: Figuring Out What's Wrong, What's Right, and the Best Way to Help. Danzinger, Research and Evaluation: Adventures in Wonderland. Rak, Perera-Diltz, MacCluskie, Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan: Psychotropics Are Quite Complicated on Many Levels. Faiver, Brennan, Britton, Field Experience: Where the Rubber Hits the Road. Perera-Diltz, Adapting Courses to the Online Format: Keeping up with Technology. Appendix: 2009 CACREP Standards.

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"Doctoral students and new faculty members, this is the resource you’ve been waiting for. This should be required reading for all novice counselor educators entering the field, and department chairs should buy several copies to keep on hand for new hires. An exceptional, unique, and much needed resource!" - Cynthia Briggs, PhD, Assistant Professor, Counselor Education, Winona State University

"This timely textbook provides excellent information. It enables faculty to achieve effective learning outcomes while giving students a firm foundation for building their careers in Counselor Education." - Bret Hendricks, EdD, Associate Professor and Clinical Director, Counselor Education Program, Texas Tech University

"The field of counseling has long awaited a resource such as this. Whether you are a beginning instructor or seasoned counselor educator, you will find something here to inspire and energize your teaching." - Julie M. Koch, PhD, Assistant Professor, School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology, Oklahoma State University

"This book is compiled by experienced professors, counselors, and other professionals in the field who lend their expertise, making this an essential resource for those beginning their endeavours...a valuable resource and a must for the counselor educators library." - Tonia Goodrich, Association for Humanistic Counseling