A counseling primer : an introduction to the profession / Mary H. Guindon.
By: Guindon, Mary H.Material type: TextPublisher: New York : Routledge, ©2011Description: xxi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780415875349; 041587534X; 9780415875356; 0415875358.Subject(s): Counseling psychology | Vocational guidanceDDC classification: 158/.3
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-224) and index.
Introduction -- Who? : answers about counselors and clients -- What? : answers about the meaning of counseling, its past, and its present -- What? : answers about the body of knowledge : ethics, social and cultural diversity, human growth and development, and career development -- What? answers about the body of knowledge : helping relationships, group work, assessment, and research and program evaluation -- Where? : answers about settings and surroundings -- When? : answers about processes, phases, and procedures -- Why? : answers about caring and social justice -- Basic attending skills -- Basic responding skills -- Questioning skills and systematic inquiry -- Affect and empathic understanding skills -- Responding to thoughts and behaviors.
A Counseling Primer presents an introduction to the counseling profession that provides students with a foundation for success. This engaging and accessible text covers the core CACREP Standard of Professional Orientation with a comprehensive overview of the field.
"This is the book you've been waiting for. This primer offers a carefully balanced presentation of essential knowledge, self-reflection, and basic attending skills. [It is] a welcome addition to counselor educators' bookshelves!"--Barbara Herlihy, PhD, University Research Professor, Counselor Education Program, Urinversity of New Orleans.
"In this beautifully written book, Mary Guindon takes the reader on an engaging journey into the hearts and minds of professional counselors. This much-needed book is an ideal text for introduction to counseling and pre-practicum counseling skills courses."--Mark S. Kiselica, PhD, Vice Provost and Professor of Counselor Education, The College of New Jersey.
"Finally, there is a basic but comprehensive text that is well organized, easily read, and up to the minute in both theory and practice. It will help beginning students navigate the field and understand what the profession of counseling is, was, and will be."--Lee J. Richmond, PhD, Professor and Co-Director of the School Counseling Program, Loyola University, Maryland.
"This book has everything a beginning counseling student needs to know. It is written clearly and concisely in a friendly open tone that will motivate students and keep them reading ... I couldn't ask for more."--Francesca G. Giordano, PhD, Director, Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, The Family Institute at Northwestern University --Book Jacket.