101 Careers in Counseling

Editor/Author Hodges, Shannon J.
Publication Year: 2019
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

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ISBN: 978-0-82-617232-7
Category: Jobs & Careers
Image Count: 5
Book Status: Available
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Fully updated, the second edition of this comprehensive, easy-to-use guide explores the wealth of diverse career opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional counseling settings. 101 Careers in Counseling provides up-to-date information on occupational outlooks, best and most challenging aspects of each job, and profiles of real-life counselors that provide insight into the core of the profession.

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Table of Contents

  • Foreword - Perry C. Francis, EdD, NCC, ACS, LPC
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1 The Profession of Counseling: Coming of Age
  • Steps to Becoming a Professional Counselor in the United States
  • Types of Counseling
  • A Brief History of the Counseling Profession
  • The 1980s to 2000
  • Important Credentials in Counseling
  • Similarities Among Counselors, Psychologists, and Social Workers
  • Psychiatrists
  • Psychologists
  • Counselors
  • Social Workers
  • Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Dance Therapy, Art Therapy, Music Therapy, and Others
  • The Job Market for Counselors
  • Occupational Outlook for Counselors
  • Earnings for Counselors
  • Summary
  • References
  • 2 Counseling as a Career
  • Is the Counseling Profession a Good Fit for You?
  • Required Education and Training to Become a Counselor
  • Variations in Counselor Experience and Training
  • Benefits of a Career in Counseling
  • The Case of Carl
  • The Necessity of Professional Membership
  • Licensure and Certification
  • Basic Licensure Information
  • Certification
  • Strength of the Profession
  • Summary
  • References
  • 3 Career Variations in the Counseling Profession
  • I. Counseling Children and Families
  • Spotlight: Domestic Violence Counseling
  • 1. Counseling Children in Intact Families
  • 2. Counseling Children in Foster Care
  • 3. Counseling Families
  • 4. Counseling Couples
  • 5. Counseling Couples Wishing to Adopt
  • 6. Counseling and Play Therapy
  • 7. Counselors as Parent Effectiveness Trainers
  • 8. Counselors Working in Child Protection and Family Services
  • 9. Counseling Children in Outpatient Treatment
  • 10. Counseling Children in Inpatient Settings
  • Spotlight: E-Counseling and Technology
  • II. Counselors in the Schools
  • Spotlight: School Counseling
  • 11. Counseling in Elementary Schools
  • 12. Counseling in Middle Schools
  • 13. Counseling in High Schools
  • 14. Counseling in Private Schools
  • 15. Counseling in Alternative Schools
  • 16. Counseling in Residential Schools
  • 17. Counseling in School-Based Family Services Centers
  • 18. After-School Counseling Services
  • III. Counseling in Colleges and Universities
  • Spotlight: Assistant Professor of Counselor Education
  • 19. Professor of Counselor Education
  • 20. The Counselor as Department Chair
  • 21. Director of a College or University Counseling Center
  • 22. Counseling in a College or University Counseling Center
  • 23. Counseling in a Large University Counseling Center
  • 24. Counseling in a Medium-Size University Counseling Center
  • 25. Counseling in a Small College Counseling Center
  • 26. Counseling in a Community or Technical College
  • 27. Counselors Working in a College Career Center
  • 28. Counseling in a College or University Residence Hall
  • 29. Counselors Working in Student Affairs (Noncounseling Positions)
  • 30. Counselors Working as Academic Advisors
  • 31. The Counselor as Campus Ombudsman
  • 32. The Counselor as Academic Dean (or Associate Dean or Assistant Dean)
  • IV. Counseling in Community Mental Health Settings (Public and Private)
  • 33. Counseling in Outpatient Clinics and Agencies
  • 34. Counseling in Inpatient Settings
  • 35. Residential Counselors in Long-Term Psychiatric Care
  • 36. Counseling in Outpatient Chemical Dependency Clinics
  • 37. Counseling in Inpatient Residential Addictions Treatment
  • 38. Counseling Intellectually Disabled Clients
  • 39. Clinical Rehabilitation Counselors
  • 40. Counseling the Homeless
  • V. Counseling the Elderly
  • 41. Counseling in Retirement Centers
  • 42. Counseling the Elderly in an Outpatient Center
  • 43. Counseling the Elderly for End-of-Life Decisions
  • 44. The Counselor as Day-Care Coordinator
  • VI. Spiritual-Based Counseling and Related Areas
  • Spotlight: Pastoral Counseling
  • 45. Counseling in a Pastoral Counseling Center
  • 46. Counseling in a Church, Synagogue, or Other Religious Institution
  • 47. Bereavement Counseling
  • 48. Counseling the Homeless in Spiritual-Based Centers
  • 49. Hospice Counseling
  • VII. Counseling in Private Practice
  • Spotlight: Private Practice in Counseling
  • 50. Counseling in Private Practice (Solo)
  • 51. Counseling in Private Practice (With Associates)
  • 52. Counseling in an Employee Assistance Program
  • VIII. Counseling in Correctional Settings and the Legal Arena
  • 53. Counseling in a County Jail
  • 54. Counseling in Prisons
  • 55. Counseling in Juvenile Detention Facilities
  • 56. Forensic Counseling
  • 57. Counselors as Divorce Mediators
  • 58. The Counselor as a Therapeutic Mediator
  • 59. The Counselor as Probation Worker
  • 60. The Counselor in the Restorative Justice Field
  • 61. The Counselor as Probation Officer
  • 62. Gang Prevention Counselor
  • 63. The Counselor as Victim's Rights Advocate
  • IX. Counseling in Crisis Intervention and Emergency Management
  • Spotlight: Trauma Counseling
  • 64. Counseling in the Aftermath of Natural and Major Disasters
  • 65. Counseling in the Aftermath of a Tragedy (e.g., School Shootings, Suicide)
  • 66. Counseling in Domestic Violence Shelters
  • 67. Counseling Victims of Sexual Assault
  • 68. Crisis Line Counseling
  • 69. Counseling Individuals Who Are in Transitional Settings
  • X. Counseling in Healthcare Organizations
  • Spotlight: Counseling in a Healthcare Setting
  • 70. The Counselor in the Hospital
  • 71. The Counselor in the Health Clinic
  • XI. Career and Vocational Counseling
  • 72. Career and Vocational Counseling in an Agency Setting
  • 73. Employment Counseling
  • 74. Career Coaching
  • XII. Counseling in the Military
  • 75. Counseling in the Military
  • 76. Counseling in VA Hospitals
  • XIII. Creative Arts Counseling
  • Spotlight: Creative Arts Counselor
  • 77. The Counselor as Art Therapist
  • 78. The Counselor as Dance Therapist
  • 79. The Counselor as Music Therapist
  • 80. The Counselor as Drama Therapist
  • 81. The Counselor and Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • 82. The Counselor as Play Therapist
  • XIV. International Counseling Careers
  • Spotlight: Counseling in Australia
  • 83. Counseling in a Foreign Country
  • 84. The Counselor as a Human Rights Worker
  • 85. The Counselor Educator in a Foreign Country
  • 86. Counseling in a Foreign University
  • 87. The Counselor as Student Affairs Professional in a Foreign University
  • XV. Emerging Fields and Professions in Counseling
  • Spotlight: Wilderness-Based Counseling
  • 88. Genetic Counseling
  • 89. The Counselor as Life Coach
  • 90. Personal Fitness Coaching
  • 91. Athletic Performance Counseling
  • 92. Adventure-Based Counseling/Therapy
  • 93. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer + Counseling
  • 94. Financial Counselor
  • XVI. Nontraditional Counseling Careers
  • Spotlight: The Counselor as Consultant and Trainer
  • 95. The Counselor as Human Resources Professional
  • 96. The Counselor as Trainer and Facilitator
  • 97. The Counselor as Consultant
  • 98. The Counselor as Author
  • 99. The Counselor as Community Activist
  • 100. The Counselor as Human Services Caseworker
  • 101. The Counselor as Executive Director of a Nonprofit Agency
  • 102. The Counselor as Program Manager in a Nonprofit Agency
  • References
  • 4 Financing Your Education
  • Some Considerations
  • Looking for Scholarships
  • Additional Methods of Financing Graduate School
  • Federal Student Loans
  • Work Study
  • Graduate Assistanceships
  • Graduate Fellowships
  • References
  • 5 Counselors and the Job Search
  • The Visioning Process: Creating Your Dream
  • The Next Step: The Career Center
  • Requesting Letters of Reference
  • Developing a Winning Resume or CV
  • A Few Points Before You Begin to Construct Your Resume or CV
  • Action Words
  • Where to Search for Counseling Jobs
  • Interview Questions to Anticipate
  • Sample Interview Questions
  • Inappropriate Questions
  • A Final Checklist Before the Interview
  • Dealing With Rejection
  • Stages of Job Rejection Grief
  • Reasons Candidates are Rejected for Jobs
  • Transforming Your Disappointment
  • Final Thoughts on Managing Job Rejection
  • Entertaining a Job Offer: To Accept or Not to Accept
  • An Employment Decision Tree
  • If You Reject the Offer
  • If You have Decided to Accept the Offer
  • Some Final Thoughts on the New Job
  • Conclusion: A Few Tips to Remember
  • References
  • Appendix