ERIC Number: ED456380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Becoming a Counselor: The Light, the Bright, and the Serious.
Gladding, Samuel T.
Personal vignettes are used throughout this book to describe one counselor's developmental journey during his 30 years of counseling practice. Section 1 highlights learning about self discovery and methods of assisting others that developed early in his career. Section 2 discusses the process of determining what interventions worked with clients, and how confidence and competence slowly built over the years. Section 3 deals with lessons learned from things going wrong. Section 4 focuses on the skills and processes that lead professionals and others to make the necessary changes in what they are doing. Section 5 examines multiculturalism and spiritual considerations. Section 6 discusses the influence of family, friends, and colleagues on a person's life and the lessons learned from these experiences. Section 7 discusses the significance of working with groups in counseling. Section 8 talks about the importance of continuing education and supervision. Section 9 presents vignettes from clients' and the counselor's perspective that reflect development over time. Chapter 10 discusses endings to events in counseling and in life. (Contains 11 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Career Development, Continuing Education, Counselor Client Relationship, Counselor Training, Interpersonal Competence, Personal Narratives, Professional Development, Self Actualization, Self Concept
American Counseling Association, 5999 Stevenson Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304-3300. Tel: 800-347-6647, ext. 222 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Counseling Association, Alexandria, VA.