A Brief Orientation to Counseling


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Part I: PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY OF THE COUNSELOR. 1. What Is Counseling and Who Is the Counselor. 2. Professional Associations in Counseling and Related Fields. 3. Characteristics of the Effective Counselor. Part II: HISTORY AND CURRENT TRENDS IN THE COUNSELING PROFESSION. 4. Predecessors to the Counseling Profession: From Antiquity to Early Social Work, Psychology, and Psychiatry. 5. History of the Counseling Profession. 6. Current Issues and Future Trends in the Counseling Profession. Part III: STANDARDS IN THE COUNSELING PROFESSION. 7. Accreditation in Counseling and Related Fields. 8. Credentialing in Counseling and Related Fields. 9. Ethics in Counseling. 10. Multicultural Counseling and Social Justice Work: The Fourth and Fifth Forces. Afterword: Applying to Graduate School and Finding a Job.

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Edward S. Neukrug is the Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University, Dr. Ed Neukrug has made a substantial impact on the fields of counseling and human services. An author of 11 books and dozens of articles and chapters in books, his works have been read by thousands of counseling and human services students and professionals. A leader in several counseling and human services associations, he has helped steer the fields toward the future. In addition, Dr. Neukrug was the architect of the original ethics code of the National Association of Human Services (NOHS) and served in a variety of capacities for professional associations. He has several open-access, free websites which focus on learning of counseling theories, understanding one's view of human nature, testing and assessment, and more. His commitment to, and work in, the counseling and human services professions has been unwavering. Dr. Neukrug has received numerous awards for his work, including twice receiving the President's award from NOHS and recently receiving the American Counseling Association's (ACA) Fellows designation. You can view his works, open access websites, and accomplishments at www.counselingbooksetc.com and atwww.odu.edu/~eneukrug..


This text is a great for an Introduction to Counseling course. It covers all the main standards set forth by CACREP and provides a wonderful overview of the profession.
This text is easy to read, includes personal stories/examples, and is set up to assist the professor when disseminating information to students. It is thorough in its material, but not overwhelming for students to have to read.

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