Higher Education

Introduction to Counseling: Voices from the Field, 8th Edition

  • Jeffrey A. Kottler California State University, Fullerton
  • David S. Shepard California State University, Fullerton
  • ISBN-10: 1285084764  |  ISBN-13: 9781285084763
  • 560 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2011, 2008, 2004
  • © 2015 | Published
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Overview

INTRODUCTION TO COUNSELING: VOICES FROM THE FIELD, Eighth Edition, provides students with a comprehensive overview of the counseling profession while encouraging them to examine the day-to-day realities of being a counselor and their motivation for choosing the profession. Coverage includes information on what counseling is as well as its history, theoretical orientations, applications, and professional issues. As students become engaged in the process of learning and applying counseling concepts, they get an unparalleled look at what their professional futures may hold. "Voices from the Field" sections in each chapter offer further insight into the real challenges faced by experienced practitioners, as well as the ways in which those challenges were resolved. Videos, available at the book's CourseMate website, bring topics to life.

Features and Benefits

  • Case examples, personal accounts, and practical applications illustrate the text concepts and give students a deeper understanding of the material.
  • Experiential exercises at the end of each chapter provide students with hands-on activities that get them involved in learning about the counseling process.
  • "The Future Is Now: New Issues in Counseling" sections highlight new directions in the field of counseling such as the use of the Internet and evidence-based practice.
  • "Voices from the Field" sections offer unflinching accounts--including both the frustrations and the joys--of the realities of doing counseling, allowing students to gain a balanced understanding of professional practice.
  • Readings include fiction, nonfiction, films, traditional counseling material, and social science literature and cover current information on treating addictions, Internet addictions, psychopharmacology, spiritual/transpersonal counseling, and ethics.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR.
1. What Counseling Is and How It Works.
2. Foundations of Counselors.
3. Settings for Counseling.
4. The Therapeutic Relationship.
Part II: COUNSELING APPROACHES.
5. Insight-Oriented Approaches.
6. Action-Oriented Approaches.
7. Integrating Theory and Counseling Skills.
8. Assessment, Testing, and the Diagnostic Process.
Part III: COUNSELING APPLICATIONS.
9. Group Counseling.
10. Couples, Family, and Sex Counseling.
11. Career Counseling.
12. Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology.
13. Counseling Diverse Clients.
Part IV: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE.
14. Ethical and Legal Issues.
15. Toward Closure: Advice for the Passionately Committed Counseling Student.

What's New

  • This edition includes the most recent information about new developments in the DSM-5, primarily in Chapter 8, "Assessment, Testing, and the Diagnostic Process." The discussion includes how to use the DSM-5 as well as controversies surrounding it. It also presents case examples that demonstrate how to diagnose with the DSM-5 and that highlight the impact of what happens in the lives of individuals when it is revised.
  • New material on attachment theory (Chapter 5, "Insight-Oriented Approaches") and neuroscience (Chapter 12, "Addictions Counseling and Psychopharmacology") gives students insight into these timely and increasingly important topics.
  • Chapter 7, "Integrating Theory and Counseling Skills," includes new and revised material on evidence-based practice, how to choose a theory, and the stages of counseling. Other significantly updated topics in the book include Internet counseling, Internet addiction, evidence-based practice in couples counseling, social justice advocacy, and ethical issues related to Internet counseling.

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Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank  (ISBN-10: 1285176324 | ISBN-13: 9781285176321)

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Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows students to build skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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Helping Professions Learning Center 2-Semester Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 0495500879 | ISBN-13: 9780495500872)

Designed to help you bridge the gap between coursework and practice, the Helping Professions Learning Center (HPLC) offers a centralized online resource that allows you to build your skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. The interactive site consists of: Video Activities organized by curriculum area and accompanied by critical thinking questions; Ethics, Diversity, and Theory-based Case Studies; Flashcards and Practice Quizzes; a Professional Development Center; and a Research and Writing Center.

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CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285176308 | ISBN-13: 9781285176307)

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Cengage Learning provides Learning Management System (LMS) integration with our MindLinks service. This service is designed to deliver an optimal user experience through the learning management system (LMS) already used by your institution--facilitating better learning and retention.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jeffrey A. Kottler

Jeffrey A. Kottler, Ph.D., is Professor in the Counseling Department at California State University, Fullerton, and one of the foremost authorities and prolific writers in the fields of counseling, psychology, and education. He is the best-selling author of more than 80 nonfiction books that deal with a wide range of subjects including personal development, group leadership, professional development of psychotherapists and teachers, social justice, true crime, and a variety of contemporary issues related to helping and healing, truth and lies, creativity, transformative travel, and stress management. In addition to his private practice, Jeffrey has worked as a teacher, counselor, and therapist in preschool, middle school, mental health center, crisis center, university, and community college settings. He has served as a Fulbright Scholar and Senior Lecturer in Peru and Iceland, teaching counseling theory and practice. He has also served as a visiting professor in New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong, Nepal, and other countries. In addition, Jeffrey is President of Empower Nepali Girls, a foundation that provides scholarships for at-risk children in Nepal.

David S. Shepard

David S. Shepard, Ph.D., has been practicing as a counselor in the Los Angeles area for more than two decades, working with a full range of issues including adjustment problems, relationship issues, struggles with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and personality disorders. His particular specialty is in gender-sensitive couples therapy--incorporating scholarship on the socialization experiences of both men and women to ensure that both sexes are equally comfortable in and get maximum benefit from couples work. Prior to his counseling career, David worked as a screenwriter in the film and television industry, where he specialized in children's animation. He is also Associate Professor of Counseling at California State University, Fullerton, where he does research in counselor education, the relationship of counseling theory to clinical practice, gender issues in counseling, and the uses of film in teaching counseling.