ERIC Number: ED403509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Finding Your Way As a Counselor.
Kottler, Jeffrey A., Ed.
This book is a collection of essays published in a column in "Counseling Today", the newspaper of the American Counseling Association. These essays are written by various counselors who relate their successes, challenges, doubts, and failures; they describe some of the personal issues involved in counseling practice that are rarely discussed. Topics include school-to-work, client expectations, career development, diagnostic labeling, self-promotion, ethical decision making, and counselor burnout. The articles address issues in school, mental health, private practice, military, university, industrial settings, and the profession in general. The book is organized into eight sections: (1) "In the Beginning"; (2) "Feeling Lost"; (3) "Confronting Ourselves"; (4) "Making a Difference"; (5) "Refining Our Thinking"; (6) "Recognition and Self-Promotion"; (7) "Transitions and Transformations"; and (8) "Reaching Out." The text is intended to be useful to both students and experienced practitioners. (LSR)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Burnout, Coping, Counseling, Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Role, Decision Making, Employment Experience, Ethics, Individual Development, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Self Efficacy, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22304-3300 (Order Number 72632, $12.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.