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The most readable, practical, comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor available—updated and improved to meet the needs of today’s counselors.
Long respected as the most comprehensive guide to the counseling profession available, Samuel Gladding’s text continues to emphasize counseling as a profession and counseling as an identity, while focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor. Designed to ensure students get a head start in preparing for the professional challenges they will face in their futures as effective counselors, the book includes the latest research from counseling journals and other professional resources to show clearly the challenges of the profession that lie ahead. The new edition of the text contains an even stronger emphasis on counseling as a profession and counseling as an identity, along with new or expanded sections on wellness, trauma, social justice, theories, process, multiculturalism, diversity, rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, bullying, microaggression, international counseling, addiction, abuse, and ethical and legal issues within the counseling profession. This text is even more equipped to help students prepare for professional challenges and a lifetime as an effective counselor than ever before.
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Samuel T. Gladding is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) as well and its former president. He has also served as president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) and president of Chi Sigma Iota (international counseling honorary). Gladding has authored numerous professional publications, including 45 books. Prominent among them are these texts by Pearson: Groups: A Counseling Specialty (2016), Family Therapy: History, Theory and Practice (2015), and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with Deborah Newsome) (2014). Twice a Fulbright Specialist (Turkey and China), Professor Gladding has taught counseling and worked with counselors and universities in over a dozen countries and his writings have been translated into half a dozen languages. He was a first responder to the 9/11 attack in New York City and to the shootings at Virginia Tech providing psychological first aid to families and colleagues of victims killed. The American Counseling Association awarded him their highest honor, the Gilbert & Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person; the Association for Creativity in Counseling named their Inspiration and Motivation Award in his honor; and the ACA has named their Unsung Heroes Award after him. Samuel Gladding is married and he and his wife, Claire, are the parents of three adult sons. He received his degrees from Wake Forest, Yale, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He continues to work as a licensed professional counselor.
Brief Table of Contents
PART I: PROFESSIONAL FOUNDATIONS OF COUNSELING
Chapter 1: Personal and Professional Aspects of Counseling
Chapter 2: Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counseling
Chapter 3: Counseling in a Multicultural Society
Chapter 4: Counseling with Diverse Populations
PART II: COUNSELING PROCESSES AND THEORIES
Chapter 5: Building Counseling Relationships
Chapter 6: Working in and Closing a Counseling Relationship
Chapter 7: Psychoanalytic, Adlerian, and Humanistic Theories of Counseling
Chapter 8: Behavioral, Cognitive, Systemic, Brief, and Crisis Theories of Counseling
PART III: CORE COUNSELING ACTIVITIES IN VARIOUS SETTINGS
Chapter 9: Groups in Counseling
Chapter 10: Consultation and Supervision
Chapter 11: Evaluation and Research
Chapter 12: Testing, Assessment, and Diagnosis in Counseling
PART IV: COUNSELING SPECIALTIES
Chapter 13: Career Counseling over the Life Span
Chapter 14: Couple and Family Counseling
Chapter 15: Professional School Counseling
Chapter 16: College Counseling and Student-Life Services
Chapter 17: Abuse, Addiction, Disability, and Counseling
Chapter 18: Clinical Mental Health and Private Practice Counseling
APPENDIX A: HISTORY OF AND TRENDS IN COUNSELING
APPENDIX B: SUMMARY TABLE OF MAJOR COUNSELING THEORIES
APPENDIX C: COUNSELING-RELATED ORGANIZATIONS