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Clinical Mental Health Counseling : Elements of Effective Practice (Paperback)
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Clinical Mental Health Counseling: Elements of Effective Practice is a core text for introductory courses on clinical mental health counseling. With contributions from top experts in the field, it combines solid foundational information with practical application, presenting students with the realities of working in community mental health settings that they can directly apply to practicum and internship courses.
The text opens with an introduction to the history and evolution of clinical mental health as well as the legal and ethical issues that students may encounter in practice. Part II presents the primary tasks associated with mental health counseling such as assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, managed care, and psychopharmacology. Part III focuses on current issues in supervision, self-care, research, and neuroscience. Complete with case studies, discussion questions, and emerging models for clinical intervention, this comprehensive text is an instrumental guide for counselors-in-training.