From the Back Cover
Introduction to Counseling provides an overview of counseling and the helping professions from the perspective of art and science: the science of counseling that generates a knowledge base proven to promote competency and efficacy in the practitioner, and the art of using this knowledge base to build skills that can be applied sensitively to clients in a multicultural society.
The Fourth Edition has been organized into three sections: An overview of counseling and the counseling process; developing a personal approach to counseling from a multicultural perspective; and special approaches and settings. The text stays true to its original focus by addressing such topics of multicultural counseling as gender, culture, and sexual orientation, as well as communicating how multiculturalism can be integrated into all aspects of counseling rather than viewed as a separate entity.
New to This Edition
NEW! Emphasis on the multicultural counseling movement (e.g., multicultural competencies), innovations in cognitive behavior therapy (e.g., Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), and gerontological counseling.
About the Author
Michael S. Nystul received his Ph.D in counseling from Oregon State University in 1974. He has worked as a professor for 30 years and is currently Professor Emeritus from New Mexico State University . Professor Nystul has over 100 publications including two textbooks. He has worked in numerous clinical settings and is currently a psychologist for the Deming, New Mexico School District.