Brief Orientation to Counseling

ISBN-10: 1111521220

ISBN-13: 9781111521226

Edition: 2014

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A BRIEF ORIENTATION TO COUNSELING provides the unique knowledge and skills you need as you begin your journey toward building an identity as a professional counselor. Neukrug clearly and concisely addresses the 10 identified areas in CACREP's "Professional Orientation and Ethical Practice," thus reinforcing standards that will form the foundation for your success in practice. Along the way, Neukrug provides proven, real-world advice that will help you as you prepare for a career in the helping professions.
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Book details

List price: $135.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.836

Preface
Professional Identity of the Counselor
What Is Counseling and Who Is the Counselor?
Defining Counseling
Counselors and Related Mental Health Professionals
Counselors
Related Non-Counseling Professionals
Overview of Counselors and Related Mental Health Professionals
Summary
Key Terms
Professional Associations in Counseling and Related Fields
Importance of Professional Associations
The American Counseling Association
Membership Benefits of ACA
Divisions of ACA
Branches and Regions of ACA
Professional Partners to ACA
Professional Associations in Related Mental Health Professions
The American Art Therapy Association (AATA)
The American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
The American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
The American Psychiatric Association (APA)
The American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA)
The American Psychological Association (APA)
The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
The National Organization for Human Services (NOHS)
The National Rehabilitation Counseling Association (NRCA)
Summary
Key Terms
Characteristics of the Effective Counselor
Does Counseling Work?
The Nine Characteristics of the Effective Counselor
Empathy
Acceptance
Genuineness
Embracing a Wellness Perspective
Cultural Competence
The "It Factor"
Compatibility With and Belief in a Theory
Competence
Cognitive Complexity
Final Thoughts
Summary
Key Terms
History and Current Trends in the Counseling Profession
Predecessors to the Counseling Profession: From Antiquity to Early Social Work, Psychology, and Psychiatry
Understanding the Human Condition: From Early Antiquity to the Modern Era
A Brief History of Social Work
Historical Background
Social Work's Influence on the Counseling Profession
A Brief History of Psychology
Historical Background
Psychology's Influence on the Counseling Profession
A Brief History of Psychiatry
Historical Background
Psychiatry's Influence on the Counseling Profession
Conclusion
A Lot of Names and Dates to Learn
Summary
Key Terms
History of the Counseling Profession
Vocational Guidance in the 1800s
The First Vocational and Guidance Counselors: Early 1900s
The Expansion of the Testing Movement: 1900-1950
The Spread of Psychotherapy and Its Impact on Counseling: 1900-1950
Emergence, Expansion, and Diversification: The 1950s
Increased Diversification: The 1960s
Continued Proliferation of the Counseling Field: The 1970s
Recent Changes in the Field: 1980-2000
The New Millennium: 2000 and On
A Lot of Names and Dates to Learn
Summary
Key Terms
Current Issues and Future Trends in the Counseling Profession
Counseling
Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Counseling
Life-Coaching
Genetic Counseling
Adaptations to the Classic Counseling Approaches
Radical New Approaches
Technology
Computers and Related Technologies
Counseling Online
Guidelines for Internet Counseling and Other Technologies
Trends in Health Management
Managed Care
Psychopharmacology
DSM and Diagnosis
Changing Standards
Ethical Code
Credentialing
Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
International Registry of Counsellor Education Programs (IRCEP)
Multicultural Counseling and Advocacy Competencies
Professional Issues
Division Expansion and Division Autonomy
A Push Toward Unity: The 20/20 Vision Statement
Summary
Key Terms
Standards in the Counseling Profession
Accreditation in Counseling and Related Fields
A Brief History of CACREP
Benefits of Accreditation
A Quick Overview of CACREP Standards
Master's-Level Standards
Doctoral-Level Standards
Final Thoughts on CACREP Accreditation
Other Accrediting Bodies
Summary
Key Terms
Credentialing in Counseling and Related Fields
A Brief History of Credentialing
Benefits of Credentialing
Types of Credentialing
Registration
Certification
Licensure
Credentialing for Counselors
Counselor Licensure
National Counselor Certification
Specialty Certifications in Counseling
Credentialed School Counselors
Counselor Credentialing: A Unifying Force
Credentialing in Related Graduate-Level Helping Professions
Social Work Credentialing
Psychology Credentialing
Couple, Marriage, and Family Therapy Credentialing
Psychiatry Credentialing
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Credentialing
Art Therapy, Pastoral Counseling, and Other Certifications
Overview
Lobbying for Credentialing and Counseling-Related Issues
Summary
Key Terms
Ethics in Counseling
Defining Values, Ethics, Morality, and Their Relationship to the Law
The Development of and Need for Ethical Codes
Codes of Ethics in the Helping Professions
ACA's Ethics Code: A Brief Overview
Related Ethical Codes and Standards
Ethical Hot Spots for Counselors
Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: Models of Ethical Decision-Making
Problem-Solving Models
Moral Models (Principle and Virtue Ethics)
Social Constructionist Perspective
Developmental Models
Summarizing and Integrating the Models
Reporting Ethical Violations
Legal Issues Related to Ethical Violations
Civil and Criminal Liability
The Role of Ethical Codes in Lawsuits
Malpractice Insurance
Avoiding Lawsuits: Best Practices
Summary
Key Terms
Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Work: The Fourth and Fifth Forces
Defining Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Work
Why Multicultural Counseling?
Counseling Is Not Working for a Large Segment of Our Population
Some Definitions
Culture
Discrimination and Microagressions
Ethnicity
Minority and Nondominant Groups
Power Differentials
Race
Religion and Spirituality
Sexism, Heterosexism, and Sexual Prejudice
Sexual Orientation
Social Class (Class)
Prejudice, Stereotypes, and Racism
Conceptual Models Toward Understanding Cultural Identity
The RESPECTFUL Acronym
Tripartite Model of Personal Identity
Developmental Models of Cultural/Racial Identity
Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Competencies
The Multicultural Counseling Competencies
The Advocacy Competencies
The Fourth and Fifth Forces
Summary
Key Terms
Afterword: Applying to Graduate School and Finding a Job
Select Items to Consider When Choosing a Program or Finding a Job
The Application Process
The R�sum�
The Portfolio
Locating a Graduate Program/Finding a Job
Finding a Graduate Program
Finding a Job
Being Chosen, Being Denied
Moving Ahead
Multicultural Counseling Competencies
Advocacy Competencies
References
Index
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