Counselor Education


Cordero, E. A., Pangalangan, E. A. & Rosita L. Fondevilla, R. L. (Eds.). (2000).   Philippine encyclopedia of social work. Quezon City : Megabooks.

     HV 12 P55 2000


    Rosenthal, H. (2008).   Encyclopedia of counseling: Master review and tutorial for the National Counselor Examination, state counseling exams, and the Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination. (3rd ed.). New York : Routledge.  

     BF 636.6 R67 2008

Summary:     “ In the third edition of Howard Rosenthal's best-selling test preparation guide for the National Counselor Examination (NCE), students get more help than ever with an expanded section on marriage and family counseling, new material on web counseling, and updated material throughout. This resource now includes over 1,050 tutorial questions/answers and a new "Final Review and Last Minute Super Review Boot Camp" section. This guide is an ideal review tool for state licensing, the NCC credential, and preparation for written and oral boards. And because the new Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE), draws from the same subject areas, the Encyclopedia is a perfect study guide for the CPCE as well. Written in a unique question/answer format, with a quick reference index, this is also an essential student reference volume for use in any counseling, social work, or human services course.”


    Barr, M. J. & Desler, M. K.   (2000). The handbook of student affairs administration. (2nd ed.).   San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass Publishers.

     LB 2342.92 B37 2000

Summary:   “What issues and trends affect higher education and student affairs today? What skills and competencies will student affairs administrators need to confront change and future challenges? What opportunities and choices will they discover as they strive to develop professionally? In this fully updated handbook, thirty-nine experts discuss the answers to these and other essential questions. Together, they provide a definitive reference for student affairs professionals at all levels of administration and management.   Organized into five distinct sections and over thirty insightful chapters, The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration offers specific, practical advice as well as broad approaches to planning and problem solving. Readers will find modernized discussions on such critical topics as institutional mission, strategic planning, change management, finance and budgeting, staff selection, training and evaluation, conflict resolution, fundraising, legal and ethical behavior, service development, technological innovation, diversity, leadership, and more.”


    Elliott, S. N., Kettler, R. J., Beddow, P. A., & Kurz, A. (2011). Handbook of accessible achievement tests for all students [electronic resource] : bridging the gaps between research, practice, and policy. New York : Springer


     Summary:     Drawing on an extensive theoretical and research base, and covering both policy concerns and test design issues, this handbook shows how to move student assessment beyond 'universal' standards and towards practices that genuinely enhance learning outcomes.


    Fouad, N. A., Carter , J.A. & Linda M. Subich, L.M. (Ed.). (2012).   APA handbook of counseling psychology. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association.

       BF 636.6 A63 2012

Summary:     "The chapters in this handbook encompass both traditional and emerging areas in counseling psychology. The associate editors (Linda M. Subich for Volume 1 and Jean A. Carter for Volume 2) and I had three goals for shaping the two volumes of the handbook. We first sought to ensure that we encompassed the traditional areas of counseling psychology as well as incorporating the evolution in the specialty. Second, we endeavored to capture the new and emerging areas of practice settings, populations, and perspectives. Finally, we wanted to consult with well-respected counseling psychology scholars to ensure the breadth of topics to be included in the handbook as well as the scope of the chapters and to garner suggestions for authors who could write for the handbook. Volume 1 (see record 2012-03486-000) was designed to include traditional areas that are covered in handbooks, providing a strong foundation in theories and research in counseling psychology, and Volume 2 focused on both historic and evolving applications. This second volume focuses on the applications and policy implications of the major areas of theory and research in counseling psychology. We have divided 22 chapters into five major sections: Work and Education, Community and Family, Health, Social Justice, and New Directions: Settings and Populations"--Introduction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).


    Feltham, C. & Horton, I. (Eds.). (2012). The SAGE handbook of counselling and psychotherapy. (3rd ed.) Los Angeles : SAGE.

       BF 637 C6 S25 2012

Summary:   “This long-awaited Third Edition of The SAGE Handbook of Counselling and Psychotherapy brings together the fundamentals of counseling and psychotherapy theory, research, skills and practice. Editors Colin Feltham and Ian Horton address what every successful trainee or practitioner needs to know, do, think, feel, and use in a way that is entirely comprehensive, accessible and jargon-free. Including new material on interpersonal psychotherapy, cognitive analytic therapy, pluralism and mindfulness, as well as body psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, learning disabilities, ADHD, and low self-esteem, this book continues to be essential reading for trainees or experienced practitioners alike.”


    Grusec, J. E. & Hastings, P. D. (Eds.). (2007). Handbook of socialization: Theory and research. New York : Guilford Press.  

     HM 686 H36 2007

Summary:   “Bringing together leading authorities, this handbook reviews the breadth of current knowledge on socialization processes from earliest childhood through adolescence and beyond. Contributors present cutting-edge theories and findings pertaining to family, peer, school, community, media, and other influences on individual development. The important, growing areas of genetics and biology, cultural psychology, and affective science are given particular attention. Essential topics include the effects on children of different parenting strategies and family structures; factors that shape gender development, emotional competence, and achievement motivation; the role of relationships in the socialization process; and strategies for intervention with antisocial youth.”


    Henderson, P. (2009).     The new handbook of administrative supervision in counseling.   New York : Routledge.

       LB 1027.5 H44 2009

Summary:   “To deliver excellent, culturally responsive services to clients, a successful administrative supervisor must provide leadership to professional counselors, manage counseling services, and work effectively within their agency. The New Handbook of Administrative Supervision in Counseling is written for first line supervisors who work in mental health agencies, private practices, or in a schools. It highlights the skills needed to fulfill eighteen job responsibilities such as implementing your vision, advocating for services and staff members, navigating the politics inherent in work environments, team building, managing budgets and other realities, while still maintaining your own professional integrity and development. Useful forms and self-directed exercises are provided to facilitate personal reflection.”


    Kline, P. (2000). The handbook of psychological testing. (2nd ed.) London : Routledge.                                            

       BF 176 K55 2000

Summary: “The Handbook of Psychological Testing provides a comprehensive and modern guide to all aspects of psychological testing. It covers psychometric theory and its application in the construction of tests, applied psychometrics in the vocational, educational, occupational and clinical fields, and an evaluative list of the best psychological tests. The theoretical section includes detailed accounts of classical test theory, including factor analysis and item characteristic curve theories. This description of the different types of test reveals their strengths and weaknesses for test users, and their applications in various practical fields of psychology are fully discussed. Finally there is a description and evaluation of the best tests so far produced. Appendices of formulae and definitions of technical terms are included to aid understanding of the text. Handling the sometimes complex mathematics with considerable clarity, The Handbook of Psychological Testing combines academic precision with practical and comprehensible application. The only clear, modern account of psychometrics to be found in one volume, it will be required reading for all psychologists and students of psychology who are concerned with testing in any form.”


    Komives, S. R. & Dudley B. Woodard, D. B. (2003).   Student services: A handbook for the profession.   San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass.

       LB 2342.9 K66 2003

Summary: “Since it was first published in 1980, Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession has become a classic reference in the field. In the fourth edition of this important resource the contributors'—a stellar panel of student affairs scholars—examine the changing context of the student experience in higher education, the evolution of the role of student affairs professionals, and the philosophies, ethics, and theories that guide the practice of student affairs work. Comprehensive in scope, this book covers a broad range of relevant topics including the development of student affairs, legal and ethical foundations of student affairs practice, student development, learning and retention theories, organizational theory, dynamics of campus environments, strategic planning and finance, information technology in student affairs, managing human resources, multiculturalism, teaching, counseling and helping skills, assessment and evaluation, and new lessons from research on student outcomes.”


    McKay, D. & Storc, E. A. (2011). Handbook of child and adolescent anxiety disorders [electronic resource]. New York : Springer.


Summary:     Is it school refusal or separation anxiety disorder? Can preschoolers have panic attacks? Does food neophobia really exist? For readers seeking ways to improve assessment, case conceptualization, or treatment plans as well as a more general understanding of anxiety disorders among children, the Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders addresses these and many other complex issues. A straightforward companion to the diagnostic manuals, this volume crosses theoretical boundaries to describe in depth the wide range of children{u2019}s anxiety disorders and to explain the developmental nuances that separate them from their adult analogues. Coverage includes: Diagnostic and etiological models of children{u2019}s anxiety disorders (i.e., genetic, cognitive-behavioral, taxonomic, neuropsychological, dimensional). Differential diagnosis guidelines for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), phobic conditions, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth. Ancillary factors in child and adolescent anxiety (e.g., personality, temperament, parenting issues, and comorbid conditions). Psychological, pharmacological, and combined treatments for childhood anxiety disorders. Special populations and emerging areas of interest, including anxiety disorders in the contexts of chronic health problems and developmental disabilities. The Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders is a must-have reference for researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in psychology, psychiatry, social work and counseling as well as allied professionals in hospitals, community mental health centers, schools, and private practice.


     Malchiodi, C. A. (Ed.).   (2003). Handbook of art therapy.   New York : Guilford Press.

      RC 489 A7 H36

Summary:       “Publisher's description: This essential handbook provides a complete and practical overview of art therapy: how it works, how it can be used, and with whom. Demonstrated are interventions for children, adolescents, and adults facing a variety of clinical problems and life challenges. Case-based chapters from leading practitioners illuminate major theoretical perspectives, including psychoanalytic, cognitive-behavioral, developmental, and other approaches. Also examined is what current research in psychology and neuroscience can tell us about the scientific basis for art therapy. Discussing applications in individual psychotherapy, couple and family treatment, and group work, the Handbook includes over 100 samples of drawings and other artwork. The process of art therapy is illustrated in helping clients manage and cope with such problems as trauma, sexual abuse, developmental and learning disabilities, drug and alcohol misuse, serious mental illness, and medical illness. Appendices include descriptions of empirically supported approaches to art-based assessment, some of which are written by the instrument developers themselves.”


    Schaefer, C., McCormick, J. & Ohnogi, A. (Eds.).   (2005). International handbook of play therapy [electronic resource]: Advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice. Lanham : Jason Aronson.


Summary:     “In the past twenty-five years, the practice of play therapy has increased exponentially in America and throughout the world. This handbook brings together an international group of scholars and therapists to address a wide variety of topics relevant to the rapidly expanding field of play therapy. The primary goal of the handbook is to provide play therapists with practical information they can put into immediate use in their clinical work with children and adolescents. Thus the focus is on advances in assessment, theory, research, and practice that have universal appeal, rather than on adaptations of play therapy to specific cultures.”


    Biech, E.   (Ed.). (2000). The 2000 annual. San Francisco, Calif. : Jossey-Bass Pfeiffer.

     HF 5381 T96 2000

Summary:     “This annual includes information about making organizations more effective. The resources include experiential learning activities; inventories; questionnaires and surveys; and presentation and discussion resources on a variety of topics.”


Desk reference to the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5. (2013). Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Publishing.

     RC 455.2 C4 D52 2013 Suppl.

Summary:     The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 is a concise, affordable companion to the ultimate psychiatric reference, DSM-5. It includes the fully revised diagnostic classification, as well as all of the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 in an easy-to-use paperback format. This handy reference provides quick access to the information essential to making a diagnosis. Designed to supplement DSM-5, this convenient guide will assist all mental health professionals as they integrate the DSM-5 diagnostic criteria into their diagnoses. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders stands alone as the most authoritative reference available for clinical practice in the mental health field, and the structural and diagnostic changes in the fifth edition are must-know material for every clinician. The Desk Reference to the Diagnostic Criteria From DSM-5 distills the most crucial, updated diagnostic information from this volume to provide clinicians with an invaluable resource for effectively diagnosing mental disorders, ranging from the most prevalent to the least common.


     Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders: DSM-5.   (2013). (5th ed.).   Washington, DC : American Psychiatric Association.

      RC 455.2 C4 D52 2013

Summary:     This is the standard reference for clinical practice in the mental health field. Since a complete description of the underlying pathological processes is not possible for most mental disorders, it is important to emphasize that the current diagnostic criteria are the best available description of how mental disorders are expressed and can be recognized by trained clinicians. The classification of disorders is harmonized with the World Health Organization's International Classification of Diseases (ICD), the official coding system used in the United States. The disorders included in DSM-5 were reordered into a revised organizational structure meant to stimulate new clinical perspectives. This new structure corresponds with the organizational arrangement of disorders planned for ICD-11 scheduled for release in 2015. Other enhancements have been introduced to promote ease of use across all settings, including: Representation of developmental issues related to diagnosis; Integration of scientific findings from the latest research in genetics and neuroimaging; Consolidation of autistic disorder, Asperger's disorder, and pervasive developmental disorder into autism spectrum disorder; Streamlined classification of bipolar and depressive disorders; Restructuring of substance use disorders for consistency and clarity; Enhanced specificity for major and mild neurocognitive disorders; Transition in conceptualizing personality disorders; New disorders and features; Online enhancements.-- Publisher description .


     Silver, R. A. (2007). The Silver drawing test and draw a story: Assessing depression, aggression, and cognitive skills. New York : Routledge

    RJ 503.7 P76 S55 2007       Ed-60444

Summary:       Art can be an invaluable means of communication. It can bypass language and impairment and allow for the expression of thoughts or feelings too difficult to communicate with words. In The Silver Drawing Test and Draw a Story, Rawley Silver draws on her years of experience using therapeutic art with hearing-impaired children, stroke patients, and others with learning disabilities or emotional disturbances. The book's original art assessments use stimulus drawings to elicit responses that provide access to a patient's emotions and attitudes toward themselves and others, while also testing for the ability to solve problems and convey ideas. Offering tools to assess cognitive skills that often escape detection on verbal tests of intelligence or achievement, the book helps in identifying those at risk for violent behavior or masked depression. Thoroughly updated from Silver's earlier works, this new book includes techniques to assess aggression and depression that may lead to violence in schools and suicide among children and adolescents. It also addresses important gender and age differences, incorporating new information and updated studies, and it offers an in-depth look at the developmental procedures involved in these art assessments. As education for mental health professionals now includes art therapy more regularly, Silver has provided an invaluable resource for assessing emotional and cognitive content.

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