For courses in Introduction to Counseling.
The most readable, practical, comprehensive overview of the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor available–updated and improved to meet the needs of today’s counselors.
Long respected as the most comprehensive guide to the counseling profession available, Samuel Gladding’s text continues to emphasise counseling as a profession and counseling as an identity, while focusing on the roles and responsibilities of the professional counselor. Designed to ensure students get a head start in preparing for the professional challenges they will face in their futures as effective counselors, the book includes the latest research from counseling journals and other professional resources to show clearly the challenges of the profession that lie ahead.
The new edition of the text contains an even stronger emphasis on counseling as a profession and counseling as an identity, along with new or expanded sections on wellness, trauma, social justice, theories, process, multiculturalism, diversity, rehabilitation, motivational interviewing, bullying, microaggression, international counseling, addiction, abuse, and ethical and legal issues within the counseling profession. This text is even more equipped to help students prepare for professional challenges and a lifetime as an effective counselor than ever before.
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Samuel T. Gladding is a professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. He is a fellow in the American Counseling Association (ACA) as well and its former president. He has also served as president of the American Association of State Counseling Boards (AASCB) and president of Chi Sigma Iota (international counseling honorary). Gladding has authored numerous professional publications, including 45 books. Prominent among them are these texts by Pearson: Groups: A Counseling Specialty (2016), Family Therapy: History, Theory and Practice (2015), and Clinical Mental Health Counseling (with Deborah Newsome) (2014).
Twice a Fulbright Specialist (Turkey and China), Professor Gladding has taught counseling and worked with counselors and universities in over a dozen countries and his writings have been translated into half a dozen languages. He was a first responder to the 9/11 attack in New York City and to the shootings at Virginia Tech providing psychological first aid to families and colleagues of victims killed. The American Counseling Association awarded him their highest honor, the Gilbert & Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person; the Association for Creativity in Counseling named their Inspiration and Motivation Award in his honor; and the ACA has named their Unsung Heroes Award after him.
Professors teach from–and students learn from–a comprehensive, success-proven text with a track record of popularity and use that has far surpassed other counseling texts in the field. With its emphasis on counseling as a profession–and becoming a professional counselor–this text shows students what counseling is all about, where it is conducted, what specialties are in the field, and how the process moves from beginning to end with different populations.
The features that have made previous editions so widely popular have been updated and enhanced to continue the text’s unparalleled presentation of the field.