Becoming a Community Counselor: Personal and Professional Explorations

Becoming a Community Counselor: Personal and Professional Explorations

Paperback Community and Agency Counseling

By (author) A. Renee Staton, By (author) Lennis G. Echterling, By (author) Michele Kielty Briggs, By (author) Eric Cowan, By (author) William F. Evans, By (author) J. Edson McKee, By (author) Anne L. Stewart

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  • Publisher: HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
  • Format: Paperback | 464 pages
  • Dimensions: 165mm x 234mm x 20mm | 567g
  • Publication date: 18 May 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Boston
  • ISBN 10: 0618370277
  • ISBN 13: 9780618370276
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Sales rank: 922,816

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Designed as a first course for graduate students on a community counseling track, this text provides a practical introduction to the field and covers all the core competencies required by CACREP. Students learn about the challenges a counselor may face, including ethical dilemmas and the struggle to meet an increasing demand for mental health services for a diverse populationm, through personal accounts, structured activities, and practical hints from experienced counselors.A special feature, the Defining Moment, in each chapter provides an account of the struggles and triumphs of a practicing counselor. These insights, from counselors with a range of experience, help students realize the personal strengths and challenges they bring to the role of community counselor.

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1. Putting Ourselves in Context: Professional, Community, and Personal Histories 2. Living the Life: Practical Realities of Community Counseling 3. Doing Good: Ethical and Legal Issues in Practice 4. Exploring the Counselor Within: The Facilitative Self 5. Experiencing Counseling: Concepts, Dynamics, and Change 6. Conceptualizing Clients: Individual Assessment 7. Viewing the Community Kaleidoscope: Embracing Diversity in Counseling 8. Responding to Change: Lifespan Development 9. Building on Strengths: Working with Groups 10. Discovering Options: Career Counseling 11. Expanding Our Knowledge Base: Research and Evaluation 12. Working Behind the Scenes: Consultation and Supervision

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1. Putting Ourselves in Context: Professional, Community, and Personal Histories 2. Living the Life: Practical Realities of Community Counseling 3. Doing Good: Ethical and Legal Issues in Practice 4. Exploring the Counselor Within: The Facilitative Self 5. Experiencing Counseling: Concepts, Dynamics, and Change 6. Conceptualizing Clients: Individual Assessment 7. Viewing the Community Kaleidoscope: Embracing Diversity in Counseling 8. Responding to Change: Lifespan Development 9. Building on Strengths: Working with Groups 10. Discovering Options: Career Counseling 11. Expanding Our Knowledge Base: Research and Evaluation 12. Working Behind the Scenes: Consultation and Supervision