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Becoming a Community Counselor: Personal and Professional Explorations 1st Edition

A. Renee Staton, A. Jerry Benson, Michele Kielty Briggs, Eric Cowan, Lennis G. Echterling, William F. Evans, J. Edson McKee, Jack Presbury, Anne L. Stewart

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  • 464 Pages


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.

A. Renee Staton, James Madison University

A. Jerry Benson, James Madison University

Michele Kielty Briggs, James Madison University

Eric Cowan, James Madison University

Lennis G. Echterling, James Madison University

William F. Evans, James Madison University

J. Edson McKee, James Madison University

Jack Presbury, James Madison University

Anne L. Stewart, James Madison University

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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  • ISBN-10: 0618370277
  • ISBN-13: 9780618370276
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $143.25
  • RETAIL $190.95