For those developing and teaching Counselor Education courses in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs, this unique text will be a valuable resource. In it, experienced instructors provide guidance based on their own breadth of experiences, demonstrating how to design and implement an effective curriculum. Chapters cover course topics such as theories of counseling, multicultural counseling, legal and ethical issues, psychopharmacology, and many more. Each chapter is organized in the following sequence: an overview and objectives of the course, including CACREP standards criteria for evaluating a text and evaluations of the most popular texts used supplemental reading and web sites learning activities counseling vignettes assignments and a tentative course schedule concluding comments and advice from the author(s). The authors also speak about the main points they want their students to master and some of the dilemmas and challenges they have faced in their own teaching. Both seasoned faculty looking for ways to enrich a course and new educators teaching for the first time will find this an indispensible resource for both themselves and their departments.
MacCluskie, Introduction: Foundations of Instructional Strategies for Counselor Educators. Duba, Nims, Foundations of Clinical Mental Health Counseling: The Nuts and Bolts of the Profession. Cobia, Foundations and Techniques of School Counseling: Preparing for Contemporary Roles. B. McHenry, J. McHenry, Human Growth and Development: Merging Lifespan Development with the Counseling Process. Pack-Brown, Coulter, Fuller, Multicultural Counseling: Training Culturally Intentional, Competent, and Ethical Counselors for the 21st Century. Welfel, O'Donnell, Legal and Ethical Issues: Promoting Responsible Practice and Commitment to Ethical Ideals. Murdock, Wang, Theories of Counseling: If You Don't Have a Map You Might Get Lost. Sommers-Flanagan, Heck, Counseling Skills: Building the Pillars of Professional Counseling. Gladding, Ivers, Group Work: Standards, Techniques, Practice, and Resources. Toman, Career Counseling: A Process-based Teaching Approach for Training Career Counselors. Laux, VanMeter, Calmes, Harper, Assessment: Teaching Assessment in Counselor Education. Pehrsson, Graham, Bartlett, Sproul, Diagnosis, Pathology, and Evidence-based Treatment Across the Lifespan: Figuring Out What's Wrong, What's Right, and the Best Way to Help. Danzinger, Research and Evaluation: Adventures in Wonderland. Rak, Perera-Diltz, MacCluskie, Psychopharmacology Across the Lifespan: Psychotropics Are Quite Complicated on Many Levels. Faiver, Brennan, Britton, Field Experience: Where the Rubber Hits the Road. Perera-Diltz, Adapting Courses to the Online Format: Keeping up with Technology. Appendix: 2009 CACREP Standards.