Introduction to Professional Counseling (Counseling and Professional Identity)

Introduction to Professional Counseling (Counseling and Professional Identity)

By: Cynthia A. Reynolds (editor), Varunee F. Sangganjanavanich (editor)Paperback

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Counselors in training must complete one class that is dedicated to the history, profession and practice of counseling. In this course, students learn about the various roles counselors play and the fields within they work. In Introduction to Professional Counseling, authors Sangganjanavanich and Reynolds organize the text around the new CACREP standards of developing professional identity. The book takes an integrated, developmental approach and is guided by practice exercises, reflection questions, case studies, as well as pre- and post- self assessments. These pedagogical aids will help students personalize the content of the course to their own lives and selves. Focusing in on intentionality and reflectivity this text also covers other areas such as working with special populations such as victims of crises/trauma, working with children, child advocacy, and an entire chapter on self care.

About Author

Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at The University of Akron where she currently serves as a Coordinator of the Counselor Education and Supervision (PhD) program. A Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with supervisor endorsement in the state of Ohio, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has authored and co-authored numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, encyclopedia entries, and book chapters in the field of counseling and counselor education. In terms of service to the counseling profession, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has served as an editorial board member of the Counselor Education and Supervision and the Journal of Employment Counseling as well as a reviewer of the Career Development Quarterly. In addition, Dr. Sangganjanavanich has served in multiple leadership positions for state and national counseling organizations. Cynthia A. Reynolds, PhD, is a Professor, Assistant Chair, and School Counseling Coordinator in the Department of Counseling at The University of Akron. Dr. Reynolds has over 15 years of experience teaching at the master's and doctoral level in counselor education. Prior to her university teaching, she spent 16 years as an elementary school counselor and teacher, middle school counselor, and director of elementary and middle school guidance. Dr. Reynolds has authored or co-authored twenty professional articles and books.


Chapter 1: Overview of Professional Counseling - Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich Chapter 2: History and Philosophy of the Counseling Profession - Mark Pope Chapter 3: Professional Roles, Functions, and Consultation With Other Professionals - Stephen V. Flynn, Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich Chapter 4: Professional Settings and Career Choices - Christopher Schmidt Chapter 5: Crisis Counseling and Emergency Response - Elysia Clemens, Tara Hill, Adria Shipp Chapter 6: Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Professional Counseling - Manivong J. Ratts, Alexa Wayman Chapter 7: Counselor Supervision - Melissa Odegard-Koester, Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich, Verl T. Pope Chapter 8: Ethical and Legal Considerations in Counseling - Cynthia A. Reynolds, Claudia Sadler-Gerhardt Chapter 9: Wellness and Self-Care for Professional Counselors - A. Stephen Lenz, Varunee Faii Sangganjanavanich Chapter 10: Professional Organizations and Membership - Robert C. Schwartz Chapter 11: Professional Credentialing - Matthew J. Paylo, Jake J. Protivnak, Victoria E. Kress Chapter 12: Advocacy for Professional Counseling - Cynthia T. Walley, Stuart F. Chen-Hayes

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781452240701
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9781452240701
  • ISBN10: 1452240701

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