Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling

Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling

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Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession introduces readers to the exciting profession of mental health counseling. The author draws upon his vast experiences in behavioral health, professional associations, and as a counselor educator to provide an inside view of the profession. The initial section examines the historical and theoretical foundations of mental health and community counseling. It outlines the history of mental health treatment and the development of the various mental heatlh professions. Then, after surveying the unique theoretical foundations of the profession, a comprehensive model of mental health counseling is presented. The second section details the professional identity and credentialing of mental health and professional counselors and then surveys what they do. The final section looks at contemporary trends in the profession, such as managed care and community mental health. Throughout, the text integrates the recently issued 2005 ACA Code of Ethics.show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 188 x 230 x 18mm | 521.64g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0131178008
  • 9780131178007
  • 1,994,703

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"Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession"Mark S. Gerig Professional Perspective. Standards-Based Coverage.Drawing on his experience in behavioral health, professional associations, and counselor education, Mark Gerig provides an inside view of the mental health and community counseling professions. Built around CACREP standards for mental health and community counseling, the text includes a detailed discussion of theoretical foundations, realistic information or credentialing and professional practice, and contemporary issues and trends affecting the profession. The ACA 2005 Code of Ethics is referenced throughout the book. Organized in a clear, three-part format: PART 1: Examines the historical and theoretical foundations of mental health and community counseling, outlining the history of mental health treatment and the development of various mental health professions.PART 2: Details the professional identity and credentialing of mental health counselors and discusses their work settings and professional practice.PART 3: Considers contemporary trends in the profession such as managed care and community mental health. """This text is very practical and clinically relevant for the beginning counseling student." "Margery Shupe, Xavier University" ""The overall writing style is engaging, personal, and dynamic... anecdotes and vignettes capture the reader and introduce the topics well."Judith A. Burnett, Stetson University"show more

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Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession Mark S. Gerig "This text is very practical and clinically relevant for the beginning counseling student." Margery Shupe, Xavier University "The overall writing style is engaging, personal, and dynamic... anecdotes and vignettes capture the reader and introduce the topics well." Judith A. Burnett, Stetson Universityshow more

Table of contents

PART I Theoretical and Historical Foundations Chapter 1 What is a Licensed Mental Health or Professional Counselor? Chapter 2 The Counseling Profession in Historical Context Chapter 3 Theoretical Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counselors Chapter 4 Traditional and Contemporary Theories of Counseling PART II The Credentialing and Practice on Mental Health and Community Counseling Chapter 5 Education, Licensure, and Certification Chapter 6 Employment Settings: Where Licensed Mental Health and Professional Counselors Work and What They Do Chapter 7 Appraisal and Research in the Practice of Mental Health and Community Counseling Chapter 8 Professional Practice in Multicultural Contexts Chapter 9 Ethical and Legal Issues in Mental Health Counseling PART III Contemporary Issues and Trends Chapter 10 Managed Care and Third-Party Reimbursement Chapter 11 The Changing Face of Community Mental Health Chapter 12 The Future of Mental Health Counselingshow more

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