Developing Your Identity as a Professional Counselor: Standards, Settings, and Specialties (Introduction to Counseling)

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Authors Sylvia Nassar-McMillan and Spencer Niles have created an authoritative, current and practical text in DEVELOPING YOUR IDENTITY AS A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR Expert practitioners and educators from across the counseling profession guide students through the historical backdrop, contemporary professional standards and diverse practice settings in this comprehensive introduction to the counseling profession. Each DEVELOPING YOUR IDENTITY AS A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR chapter includes a framework of learning objectives, thought questions and summary sections to help students draw out key concepts. The text also includes active learning exercises that tie the material from the text and classroom to professional applications. In addition, DEVELOPING YOUR IDENTITY AS A PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR offers "A Day in the Life" sections, providing students with real-world experiences from practitioners. These sections help students grasp the day-to-day challenges and successes in the field of professional counselors.

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Sylvia Nassar-McMillan, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for Counselor Education at North Carolina State University. Over the past 20 years, her research, service, and practice foci have included counselor training and supervision and intersections of career, gender and multicultural issues. She is the current Associate Editor of Multicultural Issues for the Journal of Counseling & Development ; a member of the Census Information Center Advisory Board to the Arab American Institute and the North Carolina Board for Licensed Professional Counselors; and a former board member of the National Board for Certified Counselors. She has authored or co-authored over 50 publications and 75 presentations. Among her awards are the ACES Publication in Counselor Education and Supervision Award (2008), the UNCG Department of Counseling and Educational Development Alumni Excellence Award (2006), the NC Counseling Association Research and Professional Writing Award (2006), and the American Counseling Association Best Practices Award (2003).

Dr. Spencer Niles is Professor and Department Head for Counselor Education, Counseling Psychology, and Rehabilitation Services at Pennsylvania State University. He is the recipient of the National Career Development Association's (NCDA) Eminent Career Award (2007), a NCDA Fellow (2002), an American Counseling Association (ACA) Fellow (2007), ACA's David Brooks Distinguished Mentor Award (2003), the ACA Extended Research Award (2004), and the University of British Columbia Noted Scholar Award (2001). Currently, he is the Editor of the Journal of Counseling & Development and has authored or co-authored approximately 95 publications and delivered over 90 presentations on career development theory and practice. He is an Honorary Member of the Japanese Career Development Association (2003) and the Italian Association for Educational and Vocational Guidance (2005).

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