eBook Encyclopedia of Counseling, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412963974
  • ISBN-13: 9781412963978
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1870 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released June 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008
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This ultimate resource is designed for laypeople who are interested in learning about the science and practice of counseling. It is also a useful source for undergraduate and graduate students and professionals from other specialties to learn about counseling in all its forms and manifestations.

The Encyclopedia of Counseling provides a comprehensive overview of the theories, models, techniques and challenges involved in professional counseling. With approximately 600 entries, this definitive resource covers all of the major theories, approaches and contemporary issues in counseling. The four volumes of this Encyclopedia are flexibly designed so they can be use together as a set or separately by volume, depending on the need of the user.

Key Features

  • Reviews different types of counselors, their different professional identities, and their different models of graduate education
  • Examines important historical developments that have shaped the evolution of the counseling profession into its current form
  • Provides a comprehensive compilation of information about established and emerging topics in mental health and personal/emotional counseling
  • Addresses problems in personal/emotional counseling ranging from concerns about normal developmental processes and common life transitions to debilitating problems of great severity
  • Discusses the major social, scientific, and professional forces that have shaped the evolution of cross-cultural counseling and psychotherapy
  • Offers complete information on conventional and up-and-coming areas of interest in career counseling


"With the explosive growth in counseling programs in recent years, this resource will find abundant users among both students and the general public. Boasting 600 entries written by the most distinguished scholars in the field, it’s made up of four distinct volumes..." --Library Journal, April 15, 2009

— Library Journal