KEY FEATURES: Required 2016 CACREP standards for CMH Counseling programs are covered. Chapter authors are leading counseling writers, and many are practicing CMH counselors. Chapter topics apply theory to real-world issues of practice, such as paperwork and medications. Case studies and discussion questions afford students opportunities to apply what they read to practical situations. Evidence-based treatments, neuroscience, and other cutting-edge topics reflect the currency of the text.Bolded key concepts help students to focus their reading and learning.

History and Evolution of Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chapter 1 history and evolution of clinical mental health counseling
Kerrie K. Fuenfhausen Scott Young Craig Cashwell Muthoni Musangali

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define the practice of clinical mental health (CMH) counseling and the unique elements of this counseling specialty
  • Understand the history and development of CMH counseling as a specialty practice
  • Describe the foundational principles and philosophy of the CMH specialty
  • Understand the range of services provided by CMH counselors
  • Identify the training, certification, and licensure required to practice as a CMH counselor
  • Communicate effectively about models of CMH counseling

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