Description: This chapter explores the core themes associated with developing a gender-sensitive approach to counseling men. Drawing upon the existing scholarly resources, the chapter looks at the wide range of masculinities that shape one's cultural identity, reviews barriers to help seeking, explores common presenting concerns, and notes helpful practices for counseling men. Reflective questions and an extensive case illustration are used to bring these concepts to life.
Understand the gendered nature of masculinity and why this knowledge is an important cultural competency for counselors
Examine core themes associated with a gender-sensitive approach to counseling men
Reflect upon barriers to help seeking, common presenting concerns, and helpful practices for counselors working with men
Description: In this chapter, we offer recommendations for how couples counselors can incorporate male-sensitive perspectives and interventions into their work. We illustrate our recommendations with two case vignettes: The first one is about a heterosexual couple in their 30s dealing with increased distance since the birth of their children, and the second case is about a gay couple struggling with chronic fighting about seemingly small issues.
Understand male-sensitive perspectives and interventions to be used in couples counseling
Examine core themes associated with a gender-sensitive approach to counseling men in couples counseling
Reflect upon barriers to help seeking, common presenting concerns, and helpful practices for counselors working with men in couples counseling
Description: This chapter examines the nature and structure of career counseling in light of the changes occurring in career development theory building. Then, in the second part of chapter, a holistic view of career development, called life career development, is described to provide a conceptual foundation and point of departure for career counseling with clients of all ages and circumstances. The chapter closes with a discussion of competencies for counselors who do career counseling. The Career Counseling Self-Efficacy Scale (O'Brien & Heppner, 1995) is presented and described.
Understand the nature and structure of career development and career counseling practices
Examine modern normative, science-based theories, such as Holland's theory of vocational personalities and work environments, as well as newer, post-modern theories of career counseling
Reflect upon competencies for counselors who conduct career counseling
Description: Counselors can be pivotal in helping families to understand the identification of twice-exceptionality and related implications, including developing successful interventions for the school years and beyond. There are many potential counseling concerns, including bullying and peer interactions, social and emotional development, career guidance, college transition planning, and functioning in adulthood. Learning how to work with twice-exceptional clients regarding these concerns needs to begin during training and progress throughout one's career. Recommendations for best practice are provided.
Examine how to identify and treat twice-exceptional clients
Explore successful interventions counselors have used when working with twice-exceptional clients.
Description: This article outlines the status of counseling the gifted from the standpoint of both the counseling and the gifted education professions and includes recommendations for future directions for both fields.
Examine trends in the field regarding counseling gifted individuals
Explore clinical implications for counselors working with gifted clients.
*Counselors requiring New York State approval must contact ACA upon completion to obtain customized CE certificate
Source: A Contemporary Approach to Substance Use Disorders and Addiction Counseling, Second Edition, by Ford Brooks and Bill McHenry
Description: This chapter gives specific attention to human development and its interaction with the recovery process. The combination of these major tenets informs effective treatment planning and the direction for counseling. Within the structure of this chapter are case scenarios and pragmatic considerations for counselors to use in their clinical work.
Explore human development and its interaction with the recovery process
Understand how developmental approaches inform treatment planning
Description: The purpose of this chapter is to provide information that is specific to gerontological counselors. Topics include counselor education program standards; other professionals who work with older people; responsibilities mandated by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA); evidence-based practice and program-ming; the dangers of transference; the concepts of autonomy, personal control, independence, and empowerment; multicultural issues as-sociated with aging and the need for counselor cultural competency; therapies used with older people; case management; assessment; and assistive technology.
Examine program standards, interdisciplinary communication, HIPAA responsibilities, evidence-based practice and programming, and ethical and multicultural issues related to gerontological counseling
Explore strategies used by gerontological counselors to assess and treat older clients
Source/Book Title: Counseling Older People: Opportunities and Challenges by Charlene M. Kampfe