All About the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification
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This paper describes and reviews the textbook "Professional Orientation to Counseling" by Nicholas A. Vacc and Larry C. Loesch which was written as a reference guide to counselors and future counselors. Additionally this book is intended to be a study guide for those taking the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification. The book is further described as being is made up of eight sections and 16 chapters which address concerns, ethics, and skills of professional counselors and those who may aspire to be in the future. The paper details each chapter, giving a lengthy overview of its topic and contents. The paper concludes with the reviewer's opinion of the work, which is very positive.
From the Paper:"The first chapter of this text gives an overview of what counseling is. Vacc and Loesch (2000) break counseling down with ten aspects of counseling. First counseling is a process, which means it is on-going. Second the essence of the counseling process is the relationship. The third aspect is that the person providing the service is known as the counselor. The fourth aspect is that the counselor is a professional. Fifth, the person who is getting the help is known as the clients. The sixth aspect of counseling is that it takes place in stages. The seventh aspect is that counseling is multidimensional. Eighth, counseling can use a variety of modalities. Ninth, counseling can be provided using either remedial or preventative perspectives or both. And lastly counseling is amenable to evaluation. I believe that the authors addressed this issue first, because in order to understand the world of professional counseling you must know what professional counseling is."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Loesch, L., & Vacc, N., (2000). Professional Orientation to counseling. Philadelphia: Brunner-Routledge.
Cite this Book Review:
All About the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification (2011, December 03) Retrieved December 07, 2019, from https://www.academon.com/book-review/all-about-the-national-counselor-examination-for-licensure-and-certification-149259/
"All About the National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification" 03 December 2011. Web. 07 December. 2019. <https://www.academon.com/book-review/all-about-the-national-counselor-examination-for-licensure-and-certification-149259/>