“The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling is like no other reference in professional counseling. My compliments to the 400-plus authors and editors whose expertise provides a readable yet comprehensive resource that all counselors will want to have at their fingertips. Whether preparing for a credentialing examination or an unfamiliar client issue, The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling will serve as a review of salient information or a quick resource for other in-depth treatments of the topic.”
—Thomas J. Sweeney, PhD
“This unique compendium of information, history, skills, and context related to the field of professional counseling is truly a pioneering work that will be referred to over and over by counselor educators, counseling students, and practitioners—and will be helpful to the clients we serve as well. It is a long awaited tour de force that is likely to become a classic.”
—Colleen R. Logan, PhD
ACA President, 2008–2009
“ The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling is a monumental contribution to the counseling profession. It provides hundreds of entries on topics such as the vocabulary of counseling, contemporary counseling theories and practices, populations served, the settings in which counselors work, the history of counseling, the role and structure of ACA, and persons in the field who have distinguished themselves by their contributions to the profession. In addition, this well edited and comprehensive book goes beyond counseling per se to explanations of research methods and statistics, counselor accountability, teaching and supervision of counselors, and contextual factors, including legislation, affecting the shape and substance of counseling programs. I strongly recommend this excellent addition to the professional literature of counseling.”
—Edwin L. Herr, EdD
The Pennsylvania State University
This premiere counseling reference book is ideal for students, educators, supervisors, researchers, and practitioners seeking to quickly and efficiently update or refresh their knowledge of the most important topics in counseling. More than 400 entries span the 2009 CACREP core areas used in counselor preparation, continuing education, and accreditation of counseling degree programs, making this a perfect text for introductory counseling classes or for use as a study guide when preparing for the National Counselor Exam.
The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling goes beyond simply defining counseling concepts by making the material come alive through its user-friendly writing style and format; instructive examples that connect readers to practice, teaching, supervision, and research; and its helpful cross-referencing of entries, boldfaced important terminology, and suggested resources for further study.
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