About Counselors and Future Counselors Book Review

About Counselors and Future Counselors
Reviews "Introduction to the Counseling Profession" by David Capuzzi and Douglas R. Gross.
# 149258 | 5,570 words | 1 source | APA | 2007 | US
Published on Dec 03, 2011 in Psychology (General) , Psychology (Clinical)

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This paper reviews the textbook "Introduction to the Counseling Profession" by David Capuzzi and Douglas R. Gross which was written as a reference guide to counselors and future counselors. According to the paper, the book was also written to be a study guide for those taking the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification. `The book is described as being broken down into 4 sections and 20 chapters, and addresses the foundations, skills, settings, and special populations of professional counselors and those who may aspire to be in the future. Each section and chapter is described at length. The reviewer concludes by stating that the book was easy to read and easy to understand, and recommended to any person going into or considering going into professional counseling.

From the Paper:

"Chapter 1 addresses the early historical perspectives related to the counseling profession. One of the first persons identified by the authors is Frank Parsons. He is given credit for leading the way into vocational guidance. Capuzzi and Gross (2005) write, Parsons developed a plan for individualized counseling and opened the Vocational Bureau of Boston in January 1908. The authors also identify three activities that counselors use to become credentialed in the field of professional counseling. The three activities are accreditation, certification, and licensure. The authors also identify several work settings that a professional counselor can choose. These settings include school counselor, community based services, business and industry, and private practice. This chapter basically gives a brief overview of concepts and topics that are later discussed in other chapters of the text."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Capuzzi, D., & Gross, D. (2005). Introduction to the Counseling Profession. New York: Pearson Education, Inc.

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