A Counseling Primer, second edition, introduces students to the profession of counseling, reviews its training curriculum, discusses current professional standards, and presents basic counseling skills.
The text is designed to answer students' most commonly asked questions around the who, what, where, when, why, and how of counseling. Updated and aligned with the eight 2016 CACREP core areas, the second edition includes new chapters by experts from seven entry-level specialty areas, including school counseling, career counseling, and mental health counseling. The book also contains useful features to enhance the learning experience, including case examples, class handouts and activities, a sample syllabus, discussion questions, and more.
A variety of online resources including instructor's manual, PowerPoint slides, tests, class activities, and student supplements are also available for download.
In a comprehensive and accessible format, A Counseling Primer, second edition, provides students with a succinct, up-to-date picture of the counseling profession and the tools they need to make their contribution to the field.
About the Author:
Mary H. Guindon, PhD, is associate professor at Kansas State University and retired chair of the Department of Counseling and Human Services at Johns Hopkins University. She is a senior partner of PsyCoun Consultants.
Jessica J. Lane, PhD, is an assistant professor and counselor educator at Kansas State University. Dr. Lane was the 2018 Kansas Counselor of the Year.