Handbook of Counseling Psychology

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Steven D. Brown, Robert W. Lent
Wiley, Feb 1, 2000 - Psychology - 880 pages
The bestselling reference on counseling psychology in clinical and educational settings

Following on the success of the previous editions, this updated and expanded Third Edition of the Handbook of Counseling Psychology provides a cross-disciplinary survey of the entire field and offers analysis of important areas of counseling psychology activity. The book elaborates on future directions for research, highlighting suggestions that may advance knowledge and stimulate further inquiry. And specific advice is presented from the literature in counseling psychology and related disciplines to help improve one’s counseling practice.

Based on the results of extensive surveys from leading scholars, this edition has been updated to reflect the field’s current breadth and vigor. New and expanded coverage has been added on cultural issues, new scientific developments, and career and educational topics. Focus is placed on the latest state-of-the-art thinking and research on the developmental and counseling implications of gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, social class, and culture. Plus, several new chapters have been added that reflect relatively new, reinvigorated, or substantially expanded areas of involvement by counseling psychologists. These topics include:

  • Qualitative research methods
  • Preventive interventions with school-age youth
  • Promoting school-to-work transitions
  • The process and outcome of group counseling
  • The process and outcome of couples and family counseling

The Handbook of Counseling Psychology contains chapters written by today’s key figures in counseling psychology. Their work has helped this book become a leading resource of counseling psychologists who need to know the latest information on preventing and treating vocational, educational, and personal adjustment problems.

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About the author (2000)

Steven D. Brown, PhD, is Professor in the Department of Leadership, Foundations, and Counseling Psychology at Loyola University, Chicago. He is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Society, and the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology, and serves on the editorial boards of journals in career, counseling, and social psychology.
Robert W. Lent, PhD, is Professor and Codirector of the Counseling Psychology Program, Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, at the University of Maryland. He has published extensively in the areas of career and academic development, and serves on the editorial boards of journals in career and counseling psychology. He is a fellow of Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

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