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Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, First Canadian Edition
Samuel T. Gladding and Kevin Alderson
Prentice-Hall / Softcover / 2011-01-01 / 0138009899
Counseling / Psychology Textbooks
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600 pages
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Combining Canadian content with the quality of Gladding’s bestselling text Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession.

Like its American predecessor, Counselling: A Comprehensive Profession, Canadian Edition covers every major topic in the counselling field, including history, theory, practice, specialties, current trends, and does so in a very readable and interesting style. The book is developmental in nature and leads the reader logically and smoothly from one important area to another. This Canadian edition of Gladding’s best-selling Counselling text features current Canadian research and examples.

Table of Contents:

Part 1: Historical and Professional Foundations of Counselling
1. History Of and Trends in Counselling
2. Personal and Professional Aspects of Counselling
3. Ethical and Legal Aspects of Counselling
4. Counselling in a Multicultural Society
5. Counselling with Diverse Populations

Part II: Counselling Process and Theories
6. Building a Counselling Relationship
7. Working in a Counselling Relationship
8. Termination of Counselling Relationships
9. Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Theories of Counselling
10. Behavioural and Cognitive Theories of Counselling
11. Humanistic Theories of Counselling and Esoteric Approaches Humanistic Theories
12. Postmodern Theories of Counselling

Part III: Core Counselling Activities in Various Settings
13. Groups in Counselling
14. Consultation
15. Evaluation and Research
16. Testing, Assessment, and Diagnosis in Counselling

Part IV: Counselling Specialties
17. Career Counselling over the Life Span
18. Marriage and Family Counselling
19. Counselling Children and Youth
20. Mental Health Counselling and Addictions
21. Counselling the Economically Disadvantaged in Canada

About the Authors:

Samuel T. Gladding is a Professor of Counseling and chair of the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Gladding is also the former editor of Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the author of over 100 professional publications. He has been a practicing counsellor in both public and private agencies since 1971. His leadership in the field of counselling includes service as president of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), the Association for Specialists in Group Work (AGW), and Chi Sigma Iota (counseling academic and professional honor society international). Gladding is also the former editor of Journal for Specialists in Group Work and the author of over 100 professional publications. He is a national Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCHC), and a practicing Licensed Professional Counselor (North Carolina). Gladding is a Fellow in the American Counseling Association and a recipient of the Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn for a Humanitarian and Caring Person.

Kevin G. Alderson is an Associate Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of Calgary. Dr. Alderson has been a counsellor for more than 30 years and a licensed practicing psychologist for 25. His experiences have included working as a child and youth care worker, a caseworker, a mental health worker, and a psychologist in diverse settings. Before joining the university in July 2001, Dr. Alderson was Head of Counselling and Health Services at Mount Royal College (now a university) in Calgary for several years. Alderson is the current Editor of the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and the author of five previous books.

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