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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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.
Online Instructor's Manual with Test Bank
The instructor's resource manual (IRM) contains a variety of resources to aid instructors in preparing and presenting text material in a manner that meets their personal preferences and course needs. It presents chapter-by-chapter suggestions and resources to enhance and facilitate learning. For assessment support this manual also includes a test bank featuring multiple choice, matching, and essay questions.
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook (the MindTap™ Reader, which allows students to make notes, highlight text, and find definitions right from the page), quizzes, flashcards, and videos. Students and instructors can also gain access to the Helping Professions Learning Center, a centralized online resource to help build students' skills and gain even more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. For instructors, CourseMate includes Engagement Tracker--a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course. The accompanying instructor website offers access to password-protected resources such as an electronic version of the instructor's manual and PowerPoint® slides.
CourseMate, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access
Cengage Learning's CourseMate brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Access an integrated eBook (the MindTap™ Reader, which allows you to make notes, highlight text, and find definitions right from the page) and chapter-specific learning tools including flashcards, quizzes, videos, and more in your CourseMate. You can also gain access to the Helping Professions Learning Center, a centralized online resource to help build your skills and gain more confidence and familiarity with the principles that govern the life of the helping professional. Go to CengageBrain.com.