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The Counselor's Companion


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Contents: Preface. Part I: What Are the Primary Roles and Responsibilities of the Professional Counselor? On Being a Professional Counselor. The Demands and Obligations of Ethical Counseling. The Legal Intrigues of Counseling Practice. Multicultural Intricacies in Professional Counseling. Supervision, an Essential for Professional Development. Collaborative Supervision for the Novice Supervisor. Part II: What Are the Essential Elements of Counseling With Which All Counselors Must be Familiar? Understanding Human Growth and Development. Counseling Across the Lifespan. Major Forces Behind Counseling Approaches. Individual and Social Aspects of the Helping Relationship. The Cultural Kaleidoscope: Eyeing Diverse Populations. Approaches to Group Work. Fundamentals of Group Work. Multicultural Components of Group Work. Counseling in the World of Work. Multicultural Issues in Career and Lifestyle Counseling. Fundamentals of School Counseling. Approaches to Family Counseling. Understanding and Assessing Psychopathology. Part III: What Are the Fundamental Components of Appraisal and Research That New Counselors Should Use in Their Practice? Foundations of Measurement and Psychometrics. Testing and Assessment in Counseling Practice. Quantitative Research Designs. Fundamentals of Qualitative Research. Part IV: What Are the Special Topics and Important Trends That Counselors May Encounter? A Look at Consultation. Crisis Intervention in Counseling. Addictions Counseling. Ecological-transactional and Motivational Perspectives in Counseling. Neuroscience in Psychotherapeutic Practices. Developmental Counseling and Therapy. Counseling for Wellness. Spirituality and Pastoral Counseling Practices. Appendix A: Preparing for the National Counselor Exam. Appendix B: Your Online Companion in Electronic Case Management: An Introduction to Penelope Software. Appendix C: Helps, Hints, and FAQs About Working in a Managed Care Environment.

About the Author

Jocelyn Gregoire, EdD, CSSp, is an assistant professor in the counseling department of the School of Education at Duquesne University. Through his expertise as a professional counselor, he has helped thousands of people across the world in their journeys toward professional growth and healing. Christin M. Jungers, PhD, licensed counselor and NCC, works as a pastoral minister in a Catholic parish in the diocese of Columbus, Ohio.


'An opulent one volume encyclopedia of everything in counseling!' - Tom Skovholt, PhD, Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota

'I can think of no other book that offers the breadth and depth of coverage. It should be adopted as a standard text for all counselor training programs.' - Nicholas Ladany, PhD, Professor and Chair, Department of Education and Human Services, Lehigh University

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