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ISBN-10 0132930986ISBN-13 9780132930987
ISBN-10 0132930978ISBN-13 9780132930970
Author(s): Mark S. Gerig
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2014 Pages: 336

For introductory level courses in foundations of clinical mental health counseling

Readers get an accurate picture of the mental health counseling profession in its contemporary environment, from an author who offers the advantages of his vast experience in the field to tell the story.

Mark Gerig brings to this text his many years of experience as a counselor educator; a practitioner, supervisor, and manager in agency and behavioral health settings; and a leader in professional associations. Here, readers discover a fresh, up-to-date perspective on the foundations of the mental health counseling profession that reflects an academically-informed, professional view from the trenches.

The book’s descriptions of relevant settings, public policies, and trends help readers discover how to be beneficial to their clients, marketable to potential employers, relevant when communicating with stakeholders or public policy makers and, when applicable, how to be advocates for consumers and the profession.  Readers learn about TRICARE and Medicare provider status, controversies surrounding the construction of DSM-V, recovery philosophy and its impact on the provision of services to people with severe and persistent mental illness, health care reform, and the implications of health care reform, and integrated behavioral health with primary care settings.

Divided into three parts, the book covers Theoretical and Historical Foundations, The Credentialing and Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counselors, and Contemporary Issues and Trends.