A Counseling Primer

Author: Mary H. Guindon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135280584
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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. It: Anticipates the questions of beginning students with a series of chapters that ask who counselors (and clients) are, what counseling is, when and where it is practiced, and why counselors choose the profession. Introduces students to the basics of essential attending and listening skills. Challenges readers with case vignettes and discussion questions. Encourages self-reflection and offers skills for observation of others. Supports student learning with extensive pedagogical features and resources. Enhances the reading experience with a robust online instructor’s manual. This engaging textbook is full of useful features to enhance the learning experience. Each chapter includes "points to ponder", case examples, an "in practice: what would you do?" vignette with discussion questions, and a chapter summary. A self-reflection journaling exercise, termed the TFAC Chart (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, Context) reinforces the material from each chapter and facilitates student growth. A Counseling Primer: An Introduction to the Profession is accompanied by a rich array of supplementary materials that are made available to qualifying adopters and their students completely free of charge. Our online resources are hosted on the Moodle course management system. Instructor Resources include: A sample course syllabus Chapter-by-chapter PowerPoint lecture slides Chapter-by-chapter Instructor Notes, including chapter summary, learning objectives, and instructions for suggested in-class activities and assignments An interactive test bank for each chapter (including multiple choice, true or false, and essay question formats). The tests and notes are available for download by instructors in a variety of useful formats, to suit your needs. Student Materials include: TFAC (Thoughts, Feelings, Actions, and Context) Journaling forms for self-reflection Class handouts for assigned and optional review activities

Orientation to Professional Counseling

Author: Sylvia C. Nassar
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111945736X
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

Career Counseling

Author: Norman C. Gysbers
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111902644X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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“This book establishes a new standard. The focus on ‘holism, diversity, and strengths’ sets a fresh direction for the field that will inspire today’s counselors. Distinct from other texts both in terms of style and ease of use, Career Counseling provides a practical model that connects theory, practice, and resources in hopeful and affirming ways, while offering readers new skills and insights.” —Rich Feller, PhD University Distinguished Teaching Scholar, Colorado State University Past President, National Career Development Association “Gysbers, Heppner, and Johnston have continued their excellent contributions to the field with this 4th edition. Their approach is highly practical for counselors in helping diverse clients prepare for and manage the changing workplace and economy. I enthusiastically recommend this book as a must-have resource for counseling professionals and as a textbook for graduate counseling programs.” —Kenneth F. Hughey, PhD Kansas State University “We invite all students, professionals, and researchers to read this volume to enrich their practice, research, and the values by which they should be inspired to persist in being active agents of change in the world.” —Laura Nota, PhD, and the Larios Vocational Psychology Team University of Padova, Italy The latest edition of this bestseller will help both counselors-in-training and experienced clinicians update and expand their existing knowledge and skills in career counseling with clients of all ages and circumstances. Significant attention is placed on expanding the career options and empowering the life choices of women; men; racial and ethnic minorities; gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender clients; clients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds; and individuals with disabilities. Additional topics discussed include traditional and postmodern career theories and approaches, forming a productive alliance with the client, effective use of assessment inventories and instruments, helping clients respond to changes in the workplace and family life, working with resistant clients, developing client action plans, and bringing closure to the counseling process. A new chapter titled “Using Social Media in Career Counseling” rounds out this exceptional book. *Requests for digital versions from the ACA can be found on wiley.com. *To request print copies, please visit the ACA website.

A Primer for Beginning Psychotherapy

Author: William N. Goldstein
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135057613
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed especially for students and mental health professionals in the early stages of their careers, this primer is a practical guide to psychotherapy --

An Introduction to the Human Services

Author: Marianne Woodside
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285749928
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The eighth edition of best-selling AN INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN SERVICES offers a uniquely practical and comprehensive introduction to the human services profession. Drawing on the authors’ extensive experience as practitioners, educators, and researchers, the text defines human services, reviews the historical development of the field, provides a practical overview of the profession, and emphasizes the skills needed to succeed as a human services practitioner. The book provides a solid grounding in such fundamental concepts as serving the whole person, using an interdisciplinary approach, interacting with helper and client, preparing generalists, and empowering clients. Every chapter includes detailed case studies to highlight the practical applications of key concepts and prepare students to effectively address issues they are likely to encounter as helping professionals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Stem Cells A Very Short Introduction

Author: Jonathan Slack
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191633941
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The topic of stem cells has been very high profile in the media in recent years. There is much public interest in stem cells but also much confusion and misinformation, with some companies already offering 'stem cell products' and bogus 'stem cell therapies'. In this Very Short Introduction, Jonathan Slack introduces stem cells; what they are, what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and how they might be used in future. Despite important advances, clinical applications of stem cells are still in their infancy. Most real stem cell therapy today is some form of bone marrow transplantation. Slack introduces stem cells by explaining the difference between embryonic stem cells, which exist only in laboratory cultures, and tissue-specific stem cells, which exist in our bodies. Embryonic stem cells can become any cell type in the body, so diseases that may in future be treated by functional cells derived from these sorts of stem cell include diabetes, Parkinson's disease, heart disease, and spinal trauma. He then goes on to discuss the properties of tissue-specific stem cells and the important technique of bone marrow transplantation. Slack concludes by analysing how medical innovation has occurred in this area in the past, and draws out some of the lessons for the development of new therapies in the future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The E Primer

Author: Michiel Spape
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789087281830
Format: PDF
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E-Prime®, the software suite of Psychology Software Tools, is used worldwide for designing and running custom psycho logy experiments. Aimed at students and researchers alike, this timely volume provides a much needed, down-to-earth introduction into the wide range of experiments that can be set up using E-Prime®. Many tutorials are provided to introduce the beginner and reacquaint the experienced researcher with constructing experiments typical for the broad field of psychological and cognitive science. Apart from explaining the basic structure of E-Prime® and describing how it suits daily scientific practice, this book also gently introduces programming via E-Prime's own language: E-Basic. The authors guide the readers through the software step by step, from an elementary level to an advanced level, enabling them to benefit from the enormous possibilities E-Prime® provides for experimental design.

Relational Psychotherapy

Author: Patricia A. DeYoung
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317528751
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The new edition of Relational Psychotherapy offers a theory that’s immediately applicable to everyday practice, from opening sessions through intensive engagement to termination. In clear, engaging prose, the new edition makes explicit the ethical framework implied in the first edition, addresses the major concepts basic to relational practice, and elucidates the lessons learned since the first edition's publication. It’s the ideal guide for beginning practitioners but will also be useful to experienced practitioners and to clients interested in the therapy process.

Learning ACT

Author: Jason B. Luoma
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572244984
Format: PDF, ePub
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Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT, read as one word rather than letters), is one of the most exciting developments in psychotherapy to occur in the last fifty years. ACT departs from conventional psychotherapeutic models, which strive to fix, control, or get rid of unwanted thoughts and behaviors. Instead, ACT demonstrates how to accept uncomfortable or painful situations without engaging with them, allowing them to pass away or diminish as they will. ACT is profound, revolutionary-and it works. Research evidence is piling up that suggests ACT is as or more effective than conventional psychotherapeutic approaches. A DVD included with the text offers role-played examples of the core ACT processes in action on both audio and video. In these examples, a picture is worth a thousand words, bringing to life the concepts developed in the text.