This accessible text provides concrete information on historical developments in the field as a whole, on training requirements and paths, on careers and domains of practice, and on the kinds of tasks and challenges that practitioners deal with in different settings. The authors also offer views on current and potential cutting-edge issues for the professional field of counseling psychology.
The text covers:
- The social and historical context of counseling psychology
- Philosophical considerations in counseling psychology
- The professional knowledge base of counseling psychology
- Professional training in counseling psychology
- Careers and practice in counseling psychology
- Debates and challenges for counseling psychologists
- A resources section for readers
A Short Introduction to Counselling Psychology will be of special interest to current and potential students who are considering a career in counseling psychology and to professionals involved in the training and supervision of counseling psychologists. As an up-to-date review of professional developments both in relation to the field of counseling psychology and also more broadly, senior practitioners should welcome this resource as a reference covering all aspects of the present professional setting.