`Whether counsellors practice privately or within institutions, they will find valuable information within such sections as specialties of counselling, legal and ethical issues, insurance and malpractice. Each chapter is fully referenced. This is an excellent library resource with complete appendices of American Counseling Associations' - Today's Librarian
`This handbook is a hallmark of collaboration with a consistency of style and quality uncharacteristic of edited works. Highly recommended for academic and professional counselling collections' - Library Journal
A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research (including several former-presidents of the American Counselling Association), this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope. Sections cover the counselling profession, including its emergence and current status; foundation considerations such as the major approaches to counselling; settings and interventions; education and supervision; research strategies; and critical and cutting-edge issues such as responses to social and professional diversity, computer applications, and the state of independent counselling practice. Sponsored by Chi Sigma Iota, the national honour society of counselling, The Handbook of Counseling is a "must-have" resource for all counsellor educators, supervisors, counsellors-in-training, professionals, and libraries.
Don C. Locke (Ed.D., Ball State) is Distinguished Professor Emeritus at NC State University, and Retired Director of Diversity and Multiculturalism at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He was Director of the Asheville Graduate Center (2000-2005) and Director of the North Carolina State University doctoral program in Adult and Community College Education at the Asheville Graduate Center (1993-2005). Immediately prior to moving to the Asheville Graduate center in July 1993, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Counselor Education at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, where he was named Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor in 2003. He began his career as a high school social studies teacher in Fort Wayne, Indiana where he also worked as a high school counselor for two years. He earned his doctorate at Ball State University in 1974. He has been active in state, regional, and national counseling organizations. Prior professional service includes President of the North Carolina Counseling Association, Chair of the Southern Region Branch of American Counseling Association, President of the Southern Association of Counselor Education and Supervision, member of the American Counseling Association Governing Council, Chair of the Counseling and Human Development Foundation (1994-96), Associate Editor of the Mental Health Counselors Journal (1993-96), President of Chi Sigma Iota International, and President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. Dr. Locke is the recipient of the Ella Stephens Barrett Leadership Award from the North Carolina Counseling Association (1990), the Professional Development Award from the American Counseling Association (1996), and the Professional Recognition Award from the American Counseling Association Foundation (1998). He is the author or co-author of more than 125 publications, with a focus on multicultural issues. His 1992 book, Increasing Multicultural Understanding, was a SAGE Publications Best Seller, and the second edition was released in 1998. The second edition of Psychological Techniques for Teachers was published in 1995. His co-authored book, Culture and Diversity Issues in Counseling was published in 1996. His co-edited book, The Handbook of Counseling, was published in 2001. He is active in the Buncombe County North Carolina area and holds life memberships in Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, NAACP, American Counseling Association, and Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He is married to Marjorie Myles Locke and they are the parents of two adult daughters. Jane E. Myers, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, is a Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Executive Director of Chi Sigma Iota, International. She is a past-president of the American Counseling Association and two of its divisions, and Chi Sigma Iota, International, and past Chair of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP). She has written and edited more than 20 books and monographs, over 150 refereed journal articles, and 50+ additional publications. She has been cited over almost 30 years as among the top 1% of contributors to ACAs flagship journal, the Journal of Counseling & Development, ACAs flagship journal. A co-author of one theoretical and two evidence based models of wellness and assessment instruments based on these models, Dr. Myers is also certified in neurofeedback. Edwin L. Herr is Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Education (Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology) and Emeritus Associate Dean, College of Education, Pennsylvania State University. He received his BS degree in Business Education from Shippensburg State Teachers College (Now Shippensburg University), and an MA and EdD in Counseling and Student Personnel Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was an Alumni Fellow. A former business teacher, school counselor, and director of guidance, he previously served as Assistant and Associate Professor of Counselor Education at the State University of New York at Buffalo (1963-1966) and as the First Director of the Bureau of Guidance Services and the Bureau of Pupil Personnel Services, Pennsylvania Department of Education (1966-1968). The author or coauthor of more than 300 articles and 32books and monographs, he is Past President of the American Counseling Association, Past President of the National Vocational Guidance Association, and Past President of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision. He has been elected a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association for Applied and Preventive Psychology, and the National Career Development Association. Among his many awards, he has received the Eminent Career Award of the National Career Development Association, the extended research award from the American Counseling Association, and the Counseling Innovation and Vision Award of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision.