Introduction to Counseling: An Art and Science Perspective

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Introduction to Counseling provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and science. The text begins by addressing what counseling is in terms of current and future trends, the counseling process, and professional issues (including legal-ethics issues). In-depth information on formulating a personal approach to counseling within a multicultural perspective is provided along with theories of counseling. The last section of the text is directed at special counseling skills such as marriage and family, child and adolescent, group and career, and special settings (school and mental health).

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This engaging, easy-to-read book provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of counseling as an art and science. Addressing multicultural and diversity issues throughout, it discusses the counseling process and professional issues, provides in-depth information on formulating a personal approach to counseling within a multicultural perspective, and incorporates cutting-edge trends in counseling such as brief counseling, managed care, post modernism, and spirituality. Personal notes and clinical examples illustrate concepts and convey a sense of immediacy. Part I provides an overview of counseling and the counseling process, including assessment, diagnosis, research, and evaluation. Part II covers developing a personal approach to counseling from a multicultural perspective, and includes presentations of classic, experiential, and cognitive-behavioral theories. Part III presents special counseling skills such as marriage and family, child and adolescent, group and career; and counseling in mental health and school settings. For individuals in the helping professions, those whose work or volunteer activities require counseling skills, and others who want an overview of counseling.

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Michael S. Nystul received his Ph.D in counseling from Oregon State University in 1974.  He has worked as a professor for 30 years and is currently Professor Emeritus from New Mexico State University .  Professor Nystul has over 100 publications including two textbooks. He has worked in numerous clinical settings and is currently a psychologist for the Deming, New Mexico School District.

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