Becoming a Mental Health Counselor

A Guide to Career Development and Professional Identity

Author: Adam M. Volungis

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield


Category: Mental health counseling

Page: 294

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Becoming a Mental Health Counselor is a guide for students on the path to becoming licensed mental health therapists, as well as those just starting their careers. Filled with practical advice and tips, this book guides the reader through early career milestones of psychotherapists, including professional identity development, applying for jobs, and obtaining licensure. Volungis also discusses the reality of the profession, emphasizing the importance of self-care, ethics, personal identity, and managing expectations. The book concludes with an exploration of private practice and the next steps in the career ladder. Ideally suited for professional development courses, this volume helps students prepare for life outside of school. It shows them how to transform the knowledge they've gained into a successful career.

Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor

Author: Changming Duan

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Social Science

Page: 456

View: 285

Organized around the latest CACREP Standards, Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor by Changming Duan and Chris Brown is a timely book that covers the core concepts, theories, and skills of multicultural and social justice counseling. With a focus on helping readers develop their multicultural professional identities, the authors conceptualize multicultural identity development as the foundation for comprehending the pervasive impact of social privilege and oppression and developing competencies to effectively work with the culturally diverse. Case illustrations, exercises, and an emphasis on reflective practice foster a true understanding and application of concepts. Becoming a Multiculturally Competent Counselor is part of the SAGE Counseling and Professional Identity Series, which targets specific competencies identified by CACREP (Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs).

Becoming a Skilled Counselor

Author: Richard D. Parsons

Publisher: SAGE Publications


Category: Education

Page: 408

View: 971

The core text for counselor skill development, Becoming a Skilled Counselor prepares students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective helpers. Authors Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang provide an understanding of the essentials of the counseling relationship, the dynamic and intentional nature of the helping process, and the theories and research guiding the selection and application of interventions.

Secrets Of A Crazy Mental Health Counselor

Facing all adversity, while still being motivated and motivating others.

Author: Patrice Shavone Brown

Publisher: My Story Publishing


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 65

View: 314

I know you think all counselors are perfect right? Well, truth be told, counselors keep secrets, too. These secrets will have you questioning why these people are even counseling. This book introduces readers to the world of counselors. It goes deep into the world of one counselor who has never had life easy. You will learn about her dark struggles, the kind of struggles most people will not reveal. "Secrets of a Crazy Mental Health Counselor" is a guide, self-help, motivational and purely inspirational book. It tells a story about life issues and how to overcome all of the traps that have been set up to make you fail. It was written for mental health counselors, workers, women, teenagers, entrepreneurs, and anybody struggling with life each day. This book gives readers: Inspiration and insight on accepting issues, then balancing them. Behavior techniques that help you change your mindset as a working professional. Life plans that are actionable steps to becoming successful in your career. Facing all adversity, while still being motivated and motivating others. Patrice Brown, a mental health director and counselor at Restoring Bodies and Minds, has been the owner for Seven years. She credits her extensive 15-year mental health background to helping her write this book. Patrice tells all about the life struggles she faced, the years she fought opposition without ever giving up or having regrets.

Veterans' Administration Mental Health Programs

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Hospitals and Health Care of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-ninth Congress, First Session, October 8, 1985

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Subcommittee on Hospitals and Health Care



Category: Mental health services

Page: 418

View: 385

Health Counseling

A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses

Author: Richard Blonna

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning


Category: Education

Page: 323

View: 674

Health Counseling: A Microskills Approach for Counselors, Educators, and School Nurses, Second Edition teaches non-professionally trained counselors the basic skills of counseling. It addresses primary prevention issues such as preventing unintended pregnancy, STDs, as well as secondary prevention issues like diabetes and asthma. A new chapter on legal and ethical issues covers setting limits with students, ethical practice boundaries, and how to make referrals. Based on the Iveys MicroSkills Model, which breaks counseling into discrete skills that can be mastered and applied, it theorizes that to help people manage their health problems, counselors must help clients work through any emotional distress associated with them.

Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education

Author: Mary Olufunmilayo Adekson

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Psychology

Page: 526

View: 906

This comprehensive handbook provides counselors in training, counselor educators, and professional counselors with the latest information on major contemporary issues impacting the field. The design of the book is both conceptual and practical, reflecting current trends and issues from the perspective of expert counselor educators, and provides an up-to-date discussion of the importance of multicultural awareness and skills. The book is split into helpful sections covering a range of areas including social and cultural diversity, neuroscience, risk prevention in counseling, writing and publishing research, and career development. Grounded in contemporary research and aligned with the 2016 CACREP core content areas, the Handbook of Counseling and Counselor Education is an indispensable resource for both graduate-level trainees and professional counselors alike.

Orientation to Professional Counseling

Past, Present, and Future Trends

Author: Sylvia C. Nassar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons


Category: Psychology

Page: 437

View: 439

Ideal for use in introductory counseling courses, Orientation to Professional Counseling is fully aligned with the 2016 CACREP Standards and contains historical perspectives on the foundations of the profession, an overview of counseling specialties and contemporary issues in the field, and a discussion of anticipated future trends. Throughout the book, Nassar, Niles, and other counseling leaders emphasize the core content and expertise common within a unified counseling identity. To deepen practical application, chapters include learning objectives and activities, review questions, illustrative text sidebars, and “Voices From the Field.” Complimentary instructor’s materials, including chapter outlines, tests, and PowerPoint slides, are available by request to ACA. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website here. *Reproduction requests for material from books published by ACA should be directed to [email protected]

School Counselors as Practitioners

Building on Theory, Standards, and Experience for Optimal Performance

Author: Lisa A. Wines

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Education

Page: 440

View: 989

Designed for school counseling course work and as a reference for school district personnel, this text demystifies the roles and responsibilities of the school counselor and teaches students and practitioners how to perform, conduct, follow through, and carry out various roles and responsibilities required on the job. School Counselors as Practitioners conveys strategic, step-by-step processes and best practice recommendations, with emphasis on ethical and multicultural considerations. The 14 chapters in this textbook maintain, and are consistent with, the basis of school counselors’ work in the school counseling core curriculum, responsive services, individual planning, and system support, and special attention is paid to ASCA and CACREP standards. A companion website provides students with templates and handouts for on-the-job responsibilities, as well as quiz questions for every chapter.