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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.

Counselor Education
Counselor education
Thomas W.Hosie
Harriet L.Glosoff

The counseling profession has its roots deeply embedded in disciplines and movements such as those of vocational guidance, psychology, psychological testing, the early mental hygiene movement, and other social reform movements. These roots have come together in a variety of ways over the past century in response to the demands made by the industrialization and urbanization of the United States to create the counseling profession of today (Glosoff & Rockwell, 1997). Counseling, as a profession, looks quite different now from how it did nearly 50 years ago when the American Personnel and Guidance Association (APGA), now called the American Counseling Association (ACA), was formed. “Like a kaleidoscope, the form, emphasis, and brightness of various aspects of counseling have changed as ...

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