The Professional Counselor’s Desk Reference, Second Edition

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by Irmo Marini

Praise for the first edition

“Marini and Stebnicki….have compiled an extremely useful and practical counseling resource covering a variety of topics….[U]ndergraduates, graduate students, and new counselors will find this a valuable tool…. This unique volume is a great addition for college and university libraries.…Highly recommended.”

—Choice (Named an Outstanding Academic Title for 2009)

This award-winning, bestselling reference for professional counselors and graduate students is extensively updated and expanded to encompass critical developments that are immediately relevant to the counseling professions, including the 2014 American Counseling Association Code of Ethics, CACREP/CORE accreditation standards, the updated DSM-5, the Affordable Care Act, and many other important changes. It reflects the ongoing consolidation of a strong identity for professional counselors and the need to address mental health and other counseling concerns amid marked sociocultural changes. The only resource of its kind, it is an extremely useful guide for counseling students working toward licensure and certification as well as experienced counselors, counselor educators, clinical supervisors, psychologists, and social workers.

The second edition offers a unique interdisciplinary approach inclusive across all counseling disciplines and features contributions from over 110 highly regarded experts in counselor education, research, and practice. It is based on the core content and knowledge areas outlined by CACREP and CORE accreditation standards and disseminates, in 93 chapters, both contemporary insight and practical strategies for working with the complexity of real-life issues related to assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of diverse clients. New chapters address military and veteran health issues; evidence-based practice for training; counseling transgender individuals, partners, and families; counseling caregivers; social justice; and much more. In addition to being a quick-access resource for all counseling professionals, the second edition serves as a concise, accessible reference for graduate students preparing for certification and licensure exams. It features an expanded, comprehensive self-exam of 340 multiple-choice items based on the CACREP/CORE foundational content and knowledge areas for counselor education and training.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Updated and expanded discussion of ethical issues, including the 2014 ACA Code of Ethics
  • Affordable Care Act and its impact on delivery of mental health services
  • Coverage of DSM-5
  • Promotes an interdisciplinary approach inclusive across all counseling disciplines
  • Includes an expanded self-exam with 340 study questions for National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (NCE) and Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE) prep
  • New chapters on military and veteran mental health issues
  • New chapters on evidence-based practices for counseling, social justice, and behavioral health and health disparities in the United States
  • New chapters on counseling caregivers, children with psychiatric conditions, and survivors of natural disasters
  • New chapter on counseling for wellness
  • New information on complementary, alternative, and integrative approaches
  • New information on counseling LGBTQ couples, partners, and families


Key Features:

  • Covers all key foundational content for CACREP/CORE-accredited programs within one volume
  • Provides quick access to a vast compendium of counseling information
  • Edited and authored by leading counseling scholars, educators, and practitioners
  • Relevant across all counseling specialties


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826171818
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Publication date: 08/28/2015
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 952

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