Introduction to Counseling

Introduction to Counseling

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Introduction to Counseling by Michael Scott Nystul provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and sciencea€”the science of counseling that generates a knowledge base proven to promote competency and efficacy in the practitioner, and the art of using this knowledge base to build skills that can be applied sensitively to clients in a multicultural society. The Fifth Edition has been organized into three sections: (1) an overview of counseling and the counseling process, (2) multicultural counseling and counseling theories, and (3) special approaches and settings. It continues to address key topics and issues, including gender, culture, and sexual orientation, and offers ways to integrate multiculturalism into all aspects of counseling, rather than view it as a separate entity. Highlighting emerging trends and changes in ethical codes, as well as reflecting the latest updates to the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM-5), the book successfully illustrates the importance of art and science to modern-day counseling.The DSM5 crossreferenced its diagnostic codes with the diagnostic codes of the WHOICDCM (9th and 10th editions). ... The American Psychiatric Association ( 2013) amended the multiaxial system in the new DSM5 nonaxial format as follows: Axes I, II, and III. ... The APA (2013) noted that this approach recognizes the interrelationship between mental disorders and medical conditions and is consistentanbsp;...

Title:Introduction to Counseling
Author:Michael Scott Nystul
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2015-07-28


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