Counseling Assessment and Evaluation

Author: Joshua C. Watson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322165
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Designed to help students learn how to assess clients, conduct treatment planning, and evaluate client outcomes, Counseling Assessment and Evaluation addresses specific CACREP competencies. Incorporating case studies and examples, authors Joshua C. Watson and Brandé Flamez provide foundational knowledge for sound formal and informal assessments, cover ethical and legal considerations in assessment, describe basic statistical concepts, highlight the domains in which assessments are commonly used (intelligence, aptitude, achievement, personality, career, etc.), and provide strategies for integrating assessment data when working with clients. “Watson and Flamez have captured the essence of the assessment process in their new book. Through rich case illustrations and the authors’ deep knowledge of the subject, readers are provided the most current trends and reflections on the assessment process.” —Bill McHenry, Texas A&M University–Texarkana “The text is very straightforward and easy to read. It encourages students to apply what they are learning through case illustrations and guided practice exercises.” —Wendy Killam, Stephen F. Austin State University “Watson and Flamez provide the reader with an engaging discussion of the fundamentals of counseling assessment and evaluation. ?—Mark W. Dewalt, Winthrop University “The case illustrations and the practice exercises are exceptional and go a long way toward making the material accessible. Case examples in the body of the text are also well done.” —Patricia Andersen, Midwestern State University

Counseling Theory

Author: Richard D. Parsons
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483323064
Format: PDF
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Organized around the latest CACREP standards, Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice, by Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang, presents theory as an essential component to both counselor identity formation and professional practice. Drawing on the contributions of current practitioners, the text uses both classical and cutting-edge theoretical models of change as lenses for processing client information and developing case conceptualizations and intervention plans. Each chapter provides a snapshot of a particular theory/approach and the major thinkers associated with each theory as well as case illustrations and guided practice exercises to help readers internalize the content presented and apply it to their own development as counselors.

Counseling Individuals Through the Lifespan

Author: Daniel W. Wong
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452217947
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Anchored in the CACREP accredication standards, this third book in the Counseling and Professional Identity series provides counselors and human service professionals with a solid foundation to understand lifespan/developmental theory and apply these constructs to clients in counselling at various stages. Each chapter in the book is dividided into a 3-step method, starting with a description of the theoretical content, followed by clinical illustrations and finishing with a complex case study with the distinctive "counselor thinking" feature accompanied by guided practice exercises. The book will also emphasize self reflection to help students learn experientially as they move through the text.

Group Work Leadership

Author: Robert K. Conyne
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483320812
Format: PDF, ePub
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Group Work Leadership: An Introduction for Helpers presents an evidence-based approach to the theory and practice of group work. Renowned counselor, psychologist, and group work fellow Dr. Robert K. Conyne advances this unique and evolving service in a three-part, comprehensive overview of the skills necessary for trainees of counseling and other helping professionals to succeed in group settings. Section I covers the breadth and foundations of group work; best practice and ethical considerations; dynamics and processes in group work; and how groups tend to develop over time. Section II explores group work leadership styles, methods, techniques, and strategies, as well as both traditional and innovative group work theories. Section III examines the role of reflection in group practice, as well as selecting effective intervention strategies in various settings.

Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor

Author: Donna S. Sheperis
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483322335
Format: PDF, Docs
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Ethical practice is an essential aspect of counselor training. In order for counselors to competently work with clients, they must be well versed in ethical codes, ethical decision making, and legal issues impacting the profession. Ethical Decision Making for the 21st Century Counselor provides the fundamentals of ethical practice, with emphasis on ethical decision making and is structured to facilitate the development of these skills. Authors Donna S. Sheperis, Stacy L. Henning, and Michael M. Kocet move the reader through a developmental process of understanding and applying ethical decision making. Individuals will be able to incorporate ethical practice into their understanding of the counseling process and integrate ethical decision making models into their counseling practice. This unique approach differs from existing texts because of its strong emphasis on practical decision making and focus on understanding the process of applying a standard ethical decision model to any ethical scenario. Students build a foundation in how to evaluate an ethical situation and feel confident that they have applied a set of decision models to reach the best decision.

Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals

Author: Robert J. Drummond
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780132850636
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Since its first publication in 1988, Assessment Procedures for Counselors and Helping Professionals has become a classic among assessment textbooks designed specifically for aspiring counselors. Now in its Eighth Edition the text includes extensive changes to content and updating throughout, while maintaining its popular, easy-to-read format and continuing emphasis on assessment information that is most useful and relevant for school counselors, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and other helping professionals. Throughout the text, readers learn the essential topics; see clearly how the elements of assessment interact; apply the material to the major instruments used in counseling; reinforce learning through discussion questions and activities; and get invaluable information and examples about widely used assessment instruments in order to become familiar with these well-known tests.

Basic Nutrition Counseling Skill Development

Author: Kathleen D. Bauer
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
ISBN:
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This book is a step-by-step guide to the fundamental skills of counseling strategies and protocol, complimented by action-based worksheets and practical case studies. Bauer and Sokolik's clear, competent style helps readers translate theoretical perspectives on nutrition counseling into actual effective dialogues between client and counselor.

Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology

Author: Jay C. Thomas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135655294
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Understanding Research in Clinical and Counseling Psychology is a unique text because it is designed and written for the graduate students aspiring to careers in practice rather than in psychological science who are the vast majority in clinical and counseling programs. To motivate readers to see the value of knowledge produced by research, the book opens with an actual case report that shows how research-generated strategies incorporated into treatment allowed a woman who formerly would have been considered so hopelessly incapacitated by obsessive-compulsive disorder as to require lifetime institutionalization if not neurosurgery to return to normal family and work life. The first set of chapters introduces fundamental concepts of measurement, sampling, and validity. The next set systematically presents the kinds of investigations most relevant to budding practitioners--group comparisons, correlations, single-subject designs, program evaluations, and meta-analyses. Each of these chapters concludes with a detailed example of a study in which students can see how the techniques described are actually employed. The third set addresses enduring concerns--how to define and maintain ethical standards, how to do effective literature reviews and assess the quality of existing data, and how to collect and analyze data. It also addresses concerns that have emerged recently--how to distinguish and judge effective and efficacious treatments and how to contribute to research efforts as a private practitioner. The issues involved in the often confusing effectiveness versus efficacy debate are illuminated with a clinically relevant case example. Descriptions of alternatives to conventional significance testing, such as "clinical significance" and "reliable change analyses" help students consider new ways in which they can impose rigor on their own research and practice activities. Two final chapters examine the challenges of studying two special groups: children and older adults. Throughout, the authors, all capable researchers who are also experienced practitioners, demonstrate the ways in which research is an essential foundation for effective and ethical practice. Students and instructors alike will welcome this reader-friendly book.

Assistive Technologies

Author: Albert M. Cook
Publisher: Mosby Incorporated
ISBN: 9780323006439
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Completely revised and updated to reflect changes in the field, the new edition of this popular text presents a model of a disabled human operator using various assistive technologies. Also included: an overview and historical perspective of the field; special disabilities and the use of assistive technologies; how to derive and measure standards of performance; proper positioning when using assistive devices; and more. New to this edition: a comprehensive glossary; new appendices, including a list of resources and a list of product manufacturers; additional case studies; new illustrations and photographs; and more!