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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.

Private Practice: The Professional Counselor
Private practice: The professional counselor
Earl J.Ginter

Whereas many professional counselors work in non-private practice settings (e.g., elementary/high schools, mental health centers, hospitals, universities, rehabilitation centers, correction facilities), other professional counselors maintain either part-time or full-time private practices. With changes occurring over the past two decades in the private practice arena (e.g., insurance eligibility, number of states with licensure laws, capitation payments, case rate payments, utilization reviews), this is both an exciting and a challenging period for professional counselors who are competing with the available pool of mental health practitioners for clients.

Since 1976, when Virginia passed the first law to license counselors, professional counselors electing to practice as private practitioners have enjoyed a widening circle of recognition. Today, professional counselors are recognized ...

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