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Foundations for Clinical Mental Health Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession, CourseSmart eTextbook, 2nd Edition

By Mark S. Gerig

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jan 24, 2013

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For introductory level courses in foundations of clinical mental health counseling

 

Readers get an accurate picture of the mental health counseling profession in its contemporary environment, from an author who offers the advantages of his vast experience in the field to tell the story.

 

Mark Gerig brings to this text his many years of experience as a counselor educator; a practitioner, supervisor, and manager in agency and behavioral health settings; and a leader in professional associations. Here, readers discover a fresh, up-to-date perspective on the foundations of the mental health counseling profession that reflects an academically-informed, professional view from the trenches.

 

The book’s descriptions of relevant settings, public policies, and trends help readers discover how to be beneficial to their clients, marketable to potential employers, relevant when communicating with stakeholders or public policy makers and, when applicable, how to be advocates for consumers and the profession.  Readers learn about TRICARE and Medicare provider status, controversies surrounding the construction of DSM-V, recovery philosophy and its impact on the provision of services to people with severe and persistent mental illness, health care reform, and the implications of health care reform, and integrated behavioral health with primary care settings.

 

Divided into three parts, the book covers Theoretical and Historical Foundations, The Credentialing and Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, and Contemporary Issues and Trends.

Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Part 1: Theoretical and Historical Foundations

Chapter 1: What is a Licensed Mental Health or Professional Counselor?

Chapter 2: The Counseling Professions in Historical Perspective

Chapter 3: Theoretical Foundations for Clinical Mental Health Counselors

Chapter 4: Traditional and Contemporary Theories of Counseling

 

Part 2: The Credentialing and Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chapter 5: Education, Licensure, and Certification

Chapter 6: Ethical and Legal Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chapter 7: Employment Settings: Where Clinical Mental Health Counselors Work and What They Do

Chapter 8: Appraisal and Research in the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chapter 9: Professional Practice in Multicultural Contexts

 

Part 3: Contemporary Issues and Trends

Chapter 10: Managed Care and Third-Party Reimbursement

Chapter 11: The Changing Face of Community Mental Health

Chapter 12: The Future of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

 

Appendix A

Appendix B 

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