ERIC Number: ED425384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting Optimum Mental Health through Counseling: An Overview.
Hinkle, J. Scott, Ed.
A broad selection of topics representing important aspects of mental health counseling are presented in 56 brief articles. Part 1, "Overview: The Evolution of Mental Health Counseling," provides definition and a discussion of training and certification. Other chapters address the history, development, and future of the field, freedom of choice issues, and prevention. Part 2, "Client Focus in Mental Health Counseling," offers articles on mandated clients, sexual harassment in the workplace, homophobia, male couples, infertility, prevention with at-risk students, children in the aftermath of disaster, family therapy for anorexics, Dialectical Behavior Therapy counseling, stress, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, mediation with victims and offenders, developmental counseling for men, teenage parents, and student athletes. Part 3, "Multiculturalism in Mental Health Counseling," addresses the importance of a multicultural perspective, multicultural counseling in mental health settings, and the competency and preparation of counselors. Part 4, "Special Emphases in Mental Health Counseling," discusses topics including pastors as advocates, religious issues, death and loss education, wellness, outdoor adventure activities, managed care, and consultation. Part 5, "Psychodiagnosis in Mental Health Counseling," covers the"Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition" (DSM-IV) diagnoses with 22 brief chapters on specific diagnoses or diagnostic groups. A summary and list of resources including information about searching ERIC are provided. (EMK)
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Counseling, Counseling Techniques, Mental Health, Prevention, Psychology
CAPS Publications, Inc., P.O. Box 26171, Greensboro, NC 27402-6171.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services, Greensboro, NC.