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Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling An Introduction to the Profession

ISBN-10: 0131178008
ISBN-13: 9780131178007
Edition: 2007
Authors: Mark S. Gerig
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Book details

List price: $95.40
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 7/5/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

Theoretical and Historical Foundations
What Is a Licensed Mental Health or Professional Counselor?
What Is a Counselor? Enter a Land of Confusion!
What It Means to Be a Mental Health, Community, or Licensed Professional Counselor: Some Helpful Definitions
Relevant Professional Organizations
Other Specialties Within the Counseling Profession
Addictions Counseling
Career Counseling
Gerontological Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
Rehabilitation Counseling
School Counseling
Mental Health Counseling and the Allied Mental Health Professions
Conclusion: The Process of Consolidating Professional Identity
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
The Counseling Profession in Historical Perspective
Early Views and Treatment of Mental Health and Illness
The Emergence of Psychiatry
Roots of the Counseling-Related Professions
Movement Toward the Professionalization of Counseling
The Private Practice of Psychology
The Child Guidance Movement
Carl Rogers and Nondirective Counseling
Marriage and Family Counseling
Rapid Expansion of Assessment and Increased Sophistication of Vocational Counseling
Post-World War II and the Veterans Administration
The Influence of Professional Organizations
The Professionalization and Expansion of Mental Health Counseling
Problems in the Mental Health System
Increased Effectiveness of Psychopharmacological Interventions
Innovations in Counseling Theories and Techniques
Limited Availability and Access to Community-Based Services
The Community Mental Health Centers Act of 1963
Emergence of Mental Health Counseling
Licensure of Mental Health and Professional Counselors
The Consolidation of the Mental Health Counseling Profession
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Theoretical Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counselors
Theory and Personal Characteristics of the Counselor
Self-Schema
Worldview
Interpersonal Style
Process of Change: The Transtheoretical Model
The Role of Theory in Counseling
Foundational Theories for Mental Health and Community Counselors
Theories of Human Development
Ecological Perspective
Theories of Mental Health and the Prevention of Mental Illness
Approaches to Mental Health Promotion
Prevention in the Context of Promoting Mental Health
Conclusion: The Comprehensive Mental Health Counseling Model
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Traditional and Contemporary Theories of Counseling
Traditional Theories of Counseling and Psychotherapy
Psychoanalysis
Individual Psychology (Adlerian Therapy)
Behavior Therapy
Cognitive Approaches
Humanistic Therapies and Existential Theory
Family Therapy
Contemporary Trends in Counseling Theories
Pluralism
Postmodernism
Spirituality in Counseling
Biologicalization of Psychopathology and Human Behavior
The Contemporary Economic Context
Technological Advances
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
The Credentialing and Practice of Mental Health and Community Counseling
Education, Licensure, and Certification
Academic Preparation of Mental Health and Community Counselors
The CACREP Model of Training for Mental Health and Community Counselors
Standards for Mental Health and Community Counseling Programs
The Credentialing of Mental Health and Community Counselors
Contemporary Issues
Licensure for All 50 States
CACREP Specializations and State Licensure
Licensure and the Lack of Professional Unity
Portability of Licenses
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Employment Settings: Where Mental Health and Community Counselors Work and What They Do
Application of Comprehensive Mental Health Counseling Model
Stages of Helping
Establishing the Relationship
Problem Identification, Assessment, and Goal Setting
Planning of Strategy and Its Implementation
The Traditional Continuum of Mental Health Care and Expanded Settings of Professional Practice
Mental Health and Community Counselors on the Job
Agency/Community Mental Health Centers
Private Practice
Substance Abuse Treatment Program
Small College Counseling Center
University Health Service
Secondary School Setting
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Appraisal and Research in the Practice of Mental Health and Community Counseling
Appraisal
The Uses of Tests
Key Concepts and Principles in Appraisal
Categories of Appraisal Techniques
Ethical Practice in Appraisal
Research and Program Evaluation
Key Concepts and Principles in Research
Specific Models of Research Design
Program Evaluation
Ethical Practice in Research
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Professional Practice in Multicultural Contexts
Diversity and Multiculturalism in America
Multiculturalism as the Fourth Force in Counseling
Key Definitions and Concepts
Barriers to Effective Multicultural Counseling
Cultural Encapsulation
Misapplication of Traditional Theories and Techniques
Systemic Barriers Within Counseling Delivery Systems
Language Barriers and Miscommunication
Mistrust
Foundational Principles in Multicultural Counseling
Activation of Schemas and Confirmatory Bias
Between- Versus Within-Group Differences
Racial/Cultural Identity Development
Acculturation
Multiple Identities
The Culturally Competent Counselor
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Ethical and Legal Issues
The Significance of Ethical Codes and the Law
The Relationship Between the Law and Codes of Ethics
Foundational Principles of Ethical Codes
Codes of Ethics
The Role of the ACA Ethics Committee and the Investigation of Alleged Violations
Specific Ethical and Legal Issues
Competence and Scope of Practice
Informed Consent: Client's Rights and Responsibilities
Confidentiality and Privileged Communication
Protection of Clients and Others From Harm
Professional Boundaries and Dual Relationships
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
Contemporary Issues and Trends
Managed Care and Third-Party Reimbursement
Managed Care in Context
Financial Risk and the Rise of Insurance Companies
The Push Toward Managed Care
What Is Managed Care?
Procedures for Reducing Utilization
Procedures for Controlling Price per Unit
Impact on the Practice of Mental Health Counseling
Surviving in the Era of Managed Health Counseling
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
The Changing Face of Community Mental Health
Community Mental Health in the United States
A Model of Mental Health Delivery Systems
Assessment of the Needs and Wants of Service Recipients
Mission
Goals
Programs
Working Knowledge, Skills, and Resource Supports
Environmental Supports: Technology and Facility
Program Evaluation
Funding Programs Through Grants
Contemporary Trends in Community Mental Health
The Post-Deinstitutionalization Era
Least Restrictive Treatment
Assertive Community Treatment Programs
Consumer Movement and Self-Help
Specific Issues in Community Mental Health
Community Mental Health and the Homeless
Community Mental Health and the Chronic Mentally Ill
Community Mental Health and the Dual-Diagnosed Client
Community Mental Health and Corrections
Community Mental Health and AIDS/HIV
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
The Future of Mental Health and Community Counseling
Current Factors Influencing the Profession
Professional Credentialing
Political and Economic Climate
New Models and Delivery Systems
Strengths of the Contemporary Mental Health Counseling Profession
The Struggles of the Contemporary Mental Health Counseling Profession
The Mental Health Counseling Model: Bringing Coherence and Direction to the Profession
Conclusion
Discussion Questions
Suggested Activities
National Professional Associations
Licensure Boards
References
Index

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