Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, First Canadian Edition

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9780138009892: Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, First Canadian Edition

Combining Canadian content with the quality of Gladding’s bestselling text Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession.

 

Like it’s American predecessor, Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, Canadian Edition covers every major topic in the counseling field, including history, theory, practice, specialties, current trends, and does so in a very readable and interesting style. The book is developmental in nature and leads you logically and smoothly from one important area to another. This Canadian edition of Gladding’s best-selling Counseling text features current Canadian research and examples.

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Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession Canadian Edition invites readers to learn about what counselling is, where it is conducted, different counselling specialties, and how the process moves from beginning to end with different populations.  This text emphasizes what it means to be a professional counsellor in Canada, and challenges readers to think about seeing themselves in this role. 

 

Highlights include

  • Case Examples that help readers connect meaningfully to chapter content
  • Personal Reflections that challenge readers to think critically about key issues
  • A focus on diversity throughout
  • Canadian research and examples cited throughout
  • Examples of practical classroom activities 

Praise for Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, Canadian Edition

 

“Engaging, accessible, interesting, and relevant content that speaks to student counsellors about what counselling as a profession is in terms of its history; guiding theories; ethical underpinnings; practice issues, contexts, and specialities; and its encompassing professional identity.”

-- Susan L. Tasker, University of Victoria

 

“A very comprehensive and Canadian-specific introduction to the counselling profession.”

--Pam Hirakata, University of British Columbia

About the Author:

Samuel T. Gladding is a Professor of Counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Gladding is also the former editor of Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the author of over 100 professional publications. He has been a practicing counsellor in both public and private agencies since 1971. His leadership in the field of counselling includes service as president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (AGW), and Chi Sigma Iota (counseling academic and professional honor society international). Gladding is also the former editor of Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the author of over 100 professional publications. He is a national Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCHC), and a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina). Gladding is a Fellow in the American Counseling Association and a recipient of the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.

 

 

Kevin G. Alderson is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Alderson has been a counsellor for more than 30 years and a licensed practicing psychologist for 25. His experiences have included working as a child and youth care worker, a caseworker, a mental health worker, and a psychologist in diverse settings. Before joining the university in July 2001, Dr. Alderson was Head of Counselling and Health Services at Mount Royal College (now a university) in Calgary for several years. Alderson is the current Editor of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the author of five previous books.

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