ERIC Number: ED463461
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Clinical Mental Health Counselor Handbook & Study Guide.
Bullard, Bonnie; Lawless, Linda; Williams, Midge; Bergstrom, Deborah
This handbook and study guide were developed as a textbook to be used as a review course for preparation for the clinical licensing examination. It presents a summary of a graduate level academic program in clinical mental health counseling. It contains 17 chapters on clinical information; 4 chapters on test taking; 2 types of sample tests; and 3 varieties of additional study tools. Each content chapter provides information outlining assessment procedures and assessment materials; the mental status examination content; the history and framework of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual system; and summaries of Axis I and Axis II disorders. The treatment planning section provides information about the theoretical approaches used, treatment techniques used, and medications appropriate for each disorder. Special attention is given to the clinical areas of special treatment issues, psychopharmacology, and substance abuse. Professional practice and the comprehensive, legal, and ethical framework of a mental health counselor's practice are also examined. The Test Taking section provides a personalized approach to study skills. Case scenarios allow for a review of information in the case study format. Study cards are included for easy reference and further study. (Contains over 300 references.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Counselors, Ethics, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Home Study, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Mental Health Workers, Professional Development, Review (Reexamination), Study Guides, Tests
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Mental Health Counselors Association, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Professional Training Inst., Sudbury, MA.