Becoming A Community Counselor: Personal And Professional Explorations (Community And Agency Counseling)
Becoming a Community Counselor: Personal and Professional Explorations (Community and Agency Counseling)
Designed as a first course for graduate students on a community counseling track, this text provides a practical introduction to the field and covers all the core competencies required by CACREP. Students learn about the challenges a counselor may face, including ethical dilemmas and the struggle to meet an increasing demand for mental health services for a diverse populationm, through personal accounts, structured activities, and practical hints from experienced counselors.A special feature, the Defining Moment, in each chapter provides an account of the struggles and triumphs of a practicing counselor. These insights, from counselors with a range of experience, help students realize the personal strengths and challenges they bring to the role of community counselor.
1. Putting Ourselves in Context: Professional, Community, and Personal Histories 2. Living the Life: Practical Realities of Community Counseling 3. Doing Good: Ethical and Legal Issues in Practice 4. Exploring the Counselor Within: The Facilitative Self 5. Experiencing Counseling: Concepts, Dynamics, and Change 6. Conceptualizing Clients: Individual Assessment 7. Viewing the Community Kaleidoscope: Embracing Diversity in Counseling 8. Responding to Change: Lifespan Development 9. Building on Strengths: Working with...