Contemporary Issues in Counseling

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Pamela K. S. Patrick  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
400
Pub.-date
November 2006
ISBN13
9780205485031
ISBN
0205485030
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Description

This compelling book stimulates readers to explore and critically analyze contemporary issues faced by counselors practicing in a dynamic and changing environment.

 

Issues reflect current trends as well as emerging practice topics not addressed in other books, such as coaching, disaster counseling, and the bio-psycho-social model. The book focuses its attention on key issues that all counselors can identify with within three major sections: the first “sets the stage” that is the environment of contemporary counseling practice; section II focuses on issues that directly apply to counseling practice and that appear in the “headlines” in the lives of counselors; and Section III addresses the emerging topics that will become topics of research in the years ahead.

Features

  • Using current research, theory and applications, provides contemporary review of key issues counselors face in everyday practice, may encounter while in training, or that are emerging as innovations within the counseling fields of practice.
  • Use of case vignettes throughout all chapters brings content “alive” to reader and presents examples of how the issues described are in evidence in the real world of the counseling practitioner.
  • Issues of culture, ethnicity and diversity are highlighted throughout the text.
  • Discussion questions/topics at end of each chapter highlight key concepts by applying the chapter content to the topics/questions.  Topics additionally are linked to in-text content sections of each chapter to reinforce application of theory and research to practice.
  • An eloquent and compelling foreward by Sam Gladding, past-president of ACA, opens the book.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

 

Section I  Contemporary Issues: The Context for Counseling Practice

           

Chapter 1 Social Forces and Counseling: Impact on Practice and Preparation

             Pamela K. S. Patrick, Ph.D.

 

Chapter 2 Economic and Political Issues: Influence on Counseling Service Delivery

 

Chapter 3 Diversity and Multiculturalism: Issues in Contemporary Counseling

            Alice Yick-Flanagan, Ph.D.

                       

Chapter 4 Research and Counseling Practice: Issues of Application and Integration

            Amanda Costin, Ph.D.

           

Chapter 5  The Biopsychosocial Model: Integrating Science and Practice

             Joanna Oestmann, Ed.D.

 

                       

Section II: Contemporary Issues: Applications to Counseling Practice

           

Chapter 6 Ethical Challenges to Counseling Practice

            Christopher Lucies, Ed.D.

 

Chapter 7 Counselors as Advocates for Practice and the Profession

                Pamela K. S. Patrick, Ph.D.

           

Chapter8  Stress Induced Challenges to the Counselor Role: Burnout, Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization

                 Pamela K. S. Patrick, Ph.D.

                       

Section III: Contemporary Issues:  Innovations in Counseling Practice

Chapter 9 Internet Counseling: Trends, Applications, and Ethical Issues

            Pamela K. S. Patrick, Ph.D.        

   

Chapter 10 Innovative Counseling Methods: Evolving Applications to Practice  

            Benjamin V. Noah, Ph.D.

 

Chapter 11 Counseling and Spirituality: Integrating Wellness into Practice

            Ann Meyers, Ph.D.   

Back Cover

Contemporary Issues in Counseling
Pamela K. Patrick, Capella University

 

 

A compelling new text, Contemporary Issues in Counseling encourages readers to explore and critically analyze contemporary issues faced by counselors practicing in a dynamic and changing environment. Issues reflect current trends as well as emerging practice topics such as coaching, disaster counseling, and the bio-psycho-social model. The author focuses on key issues in three major sections: Section I “sets the stage” of the environment of contemporary counseling practice; Section II focuses on issues that apply directly to counseling practice; and Section III addresses the emerging topics that will become focal points of research in the years ahead.

 

Features include:

 

· Use of current research, theory, and applications to provide contemporary review of key issues counselors face in everyday practice, may encounter while in training, or that are emerging as innovations within the counseling fields of practice.

 

· Use of case vignettes throughout all chapters to present examples of how the issues described are evident in the real world of the counseling practitioner.

· Discussion questions/topics at end of each chapter that highlight key concepts by applying the chapter content to the topics/questions.  Topics are additionally linked to in-text content sections of each chapter to reinforce application of theory and research to practice.