This introduction to counseling text includes comprehensive coverage of process, setting, and theory. It presents practical examples and discussions of the major facets of counseling in both school and non-school settings. Readers are provided with an overview and general discussion of six critical areas. They are: 1) historical perspectives and current activities of counselors, 2) the role and function of counselors in a variety of settings, 3) techniques utilized by counselors, 4) the organization of counseling programs, 5) research and evaluation responsibilities, and 6) legal and ethical guidelines.
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A comprehensive introduction to counseling services as provided through a wide variety of service delivery milieus, both school and non-school. Rather than an in-depth treatment of a few topics, this text offers a broad-based, general discussion, the goal of which is to provide an understanding of five major facets of counseling: 1) the historical perspective of counseling and current activities of counselors; 2) the role and function of counselors in a variety of settings; 3) techniques used by counselors; 4) the organization of counseling programs; and, 5) legal and ethical guidelines for prospective counselors. First page to last, material is presented in an appealing, informal style that makes it readable and enjoyable as well as informative.From the Back Cover:
Comprehensive introduction to counseling services in both school and nonschool settings. Uses lots of practical examples. This edition contains expanded coverage of counseling "special populations" (e.g. multicultural clients, clients with disabilities) and covers issues like counselors as expert witnesses.
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