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Introduction to Counseling
An Art and Science Perspective

Fifth Edition
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September 2015 | 672 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Introduction to Counseling provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and science—the science of counseling that generates a knowledge base proven to promote competency and efficacy in the practitioner, and the art of using this knowledge base to build skills that can be applied sensitively to clients in a multicultural society.   

The Fifth Edition has been organized into three sections: (1) an overview of counseling and the counseling process, (2) multicultural counseling and counseling theories, and (3) special approaches and settings. It continues to address key topics and issues, including gender, culture, and sexual orientation, and offers ways to integrate multiculturalism into all aspects of counseling, rather than view it as a separate entity. Highlighting emerging trends and changes in ethical codes, as well as reflecting the latest updates to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the book successfully illustrates the importance of art and science to modern-day counseling.
 
Part I. An Overview of Counseling and the Counseling Process
 
Chapter 1: An Overview of Counseling
Welcome to the Field of Counseling

 
What Is Counseling?

 
Counseling: Past, Present, and Future

 
 
Chapter 2: Professional Preparation and Ethical and Legal Issues
Becoming a Professional Counselor

 
Ethical-Legal Issues

 
 
Chapter 3: The Counseling Process
The Art and Science of the Counseling Process

 
The Six Stages of the Counseling Process

 
Listening Skills

 
Recent Trends in the Counseling Process

 
Common Problems for Beginning Counselors

 
Diversity Issues

 
 
Chapter 4: Assessment and Diagnosis
The Art and Science of Assessment and Diagnosis

 
Assessment and Diagnosis

 
Assessment

 
Diagnosis

 
 
Chapter 5: Counseling Research and Evaluation
The Art and Science of Research and Evaluation

 
The Purpose of Research and Evaluation

 
Overview of the Types of Research

 
 
Part II. Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective
 
Chapter 6: Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective
The Art and Science of Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling from a Multicultural Perspective

 
Developing a Personal Approach to Counseling

 
An Eight-Stage Model for Developing a Personal Approach

 
Multicultural Counseling

 
Potential Challenges in Multicultural Counseling

 
Suggestions for Incorporating a Multicultural Perspective

 
 
Chapter 7: The Classic Theories of Freud, Adler, and Jung
The Art and Science of the Classic Theories

 
An Overview of Freud, Adler, and Jung

 
Freud’s Psychoanalytic Theory

 
Adler’s Individual Psychology

 
Jung’s Analytic Psychology

 
The Classic Theories and Their Use in Contemporary Practice

 
 
Chapter 8: Experiential Theories and Approaches
The Art and Science of Experiential Counseling

 
Experiential Counseling

 
Experiential Theories

 
Person-Centered Therapy

 
Gestalt Therapy

 
Existential Therapy

 
Creative Arts Therapy

 
Research Trends in Experiential Counseling

 
 
Chapter 9: Cognitive–Behavioral Theories
The Art and Science of Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling

 
Cognitive–Behavioral Theories

 
Behavior Therapy

 
Rational–Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

 
Cognitive Therapy

 
Transactional Analysis (TA)

 
Reality Therapy

 
Feminist Therapy

 
Special Issues in Cognitive-Behavioral Counseling

 
 
Part III. Special Approaches and Settings
 
Chapter 10: Marriage and Family Counseling
The Art and Science of Marriage and Family Counseling

 
Evolution of Marriage and Family Counseling

 
Professional Issues and Organizations

 
Theoretical Foundations

 
Marriage Counseling

 
Family Counseling

 
 
Chapter 11: Child and Adolescent Counseling
The Art and Science of Child and Adolescent Counseling

 
Children and Adolescents from a Historical Perspective

 
Developmental Theories

 
Treatment Issues

 
Special Problems of Children and Adolescents

 
Diversity and Postmodern Issues in Child and Adolescent Counseling

 
 
Chapter 12: Group Counseling
The Art and Science of Group Counseling

 
Group Counseling

 
Group Counseling from a Historical Perspective

 
Comparison to Individual and Family Counseling

 
Problem Solving and Group Process

 
Group Size, Composition, and Duration

 
Use of Coleaders

 
Pregroup Screening and Orientation

 
Stages in Group Counseling

 
Brief-Solution-Focused Group Counseling

 
Dealing with Disruptive Group Members

 
Common Mistakes of Group Leaders

 
Qualities of Effective Group Leaders

 
Diversity Issues

 
 
Chapter 13: Career Counseling
The Art and Science of Career Counseling

 
Evolution of Career Counseling

 
Theoretical Foundations

 
Treatment Issues

 
Special Issues

 
Diversity Issues in Career Counseling

 
 
Chapter 14: School Counseling
The Art and Science of School Counseling

 
A Comprehensive Developmental Model for School Counseling

 
Role and Function of School Counselors

 
Special Skills and Problems

 
Trends in School Counseling

 
 
Chapter 15: Mental Health Counseling
The Art and Science of Mental Health Counseling

 
Professional Issues

 
The Role and Function of Mental Health Counselors

 
Categories of Mental Health Services

 
Strategies for Suicidal Clients

 
Substance Abuse Counseling

 
Gerontological Counseling

 
Trends and Perspectives

 

Supplements

Instructor Teaching Site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

  • A Microsoft® Word® test bank is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
  • A Respondus electronic test bank is available and can be used on PCs. The test bank contains multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter and provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding. Respondus is also compatible with many popular learning management systems so you can easily get your test questions into your online course.
  • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
  • An author-created Instructor's Manual provides teaching resources by chapter, including chapter summaries, key concepts, learning objectives, lecture organization, discussion questions, and class activities.
Student Study Site

The open-access Student Study Site includes the following:

  • Chapter summaries with learning objectives reinforce the most important material.
  • Mobile-friendly eFlashcards reinforce understanding of key terms and concepts that have been outlined in the chapters.
  • Mobile-friendly web quizzes allow for independent assessment of progress made in learning course material.

I appreciate the organizational approach to the information. I use the personal exploration questions as reading assignments,due each Friday. Students really appreciate chapter 8 - Creative Arts Therapies!

Dr Karen Linstrum
Behavioral Sciences Dept, East Texas Baptist University
October 13, 2017
Key features

NEW TO THIS EDITION: 

  • Updated information on ethical codes and how they relate to clinical issues associated with informed consent, confidentiality, dual relationships, and client welfare.
  • Detailed description of the DSM-5 that includes comprehensive information on how it is used to diagnose mental disorders. Topics covered include: how the DSM-5 is different and similar to the DSM-IV-TR; controversies regarding the DSM-5; definition of mental disorders, neuroscience considerations in diagnosis; and multicultural issues in diagnosis.
  • More than 200 new references to address changes to the counseling profession and emerging trends such as multicultural issues relating to sexual orientation and social justice, cybercounseling, professional identity of counselors, positive psychology, wellness perspective, mindfulness-based approaches, neuroscience in counseling, and self-care for practitioners.
  • Glossary of terms was added for all chapters.
  • Updated and expanded Personal Notes provide candid remarks and insights based on over 45 years of clinical experience.

The Fifth edition utilized over 200 new references to address changes to the counseling profession and emerging trends. Some of the emerging trends included were: counseling and neuroscience, professional identity of counselors, wellness and positive psychology, evidenced based-empirically supported treatment modalities, mindfulness-based approaches, cybercounseling and other assisted-technologies in counseling, self-care for counselors, and multicultural issues relating to social justice and sexual orientation.

 

Two issues received special attention for the 5th edition: changes to the codes of ethics and professional conduct, and the 5th edition of the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).

 

Changes to Codes of Ethics and Professional Conduct

The American Counseling Association code of ethics 2014 and the American Psychological Association code of conduct 2010 were updated throughout the book to provide information regarding: client welfare, informed consent, confidentiality, and dual relations. Other ethical codes updated throughout the book included: the American School Counseling Association ethical standards for school counselors, American Mental Health Counselors Association, and the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

 

The DSM-5

Updated information provided on the DSM-5 (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) included:

·         History of the DSM

·         Definition of mental disorders

·         Neuroscience issues in diagnosis

·         Elements of a diagnosis

·         Multicultural considerations in diagnosis

·         Categorical versus dimensional approaches to DSM-5 diagnosis

·         Personal note regarding categorical and dimensional diagnosis

·         New table differentiating categorical and dimensional diagnosis

·         Controversies regarding the DSM-5 (e.g., over-diagnosing, concerns regarding changes to diagnostic criteria for some disorders, and disorders that were added and deleted).

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