Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling An Introduction to the Profession

Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling An Introduction to the Profession
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  • ISBN-13: 9780131178007
  • ISBN: 0131178008
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall


Gerig, Mark S.


Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling: An Introduction to the Profession Mark S. Gerig Professional Perspective. Standards-Based Coverage. Drawing on his experience in behavioral health, professional associations, and counselor education, Mark Gerig provides an inside view of the mental health and community counseling professions. Built around CACREP standards for mental health and community counseling, the text includes a detailed discussion of theoretical foundations, realistic information or credentialing and professional practice, and contemporary issues and trends affecting the profession. The ACA 2005 Code of Ethics is referenced throughout the book. Organized in a clear, three-part format: PART 1: Examines the historical and theoretical foundations of mental health and community counseling, outlining the history of mental health treatment and the development of various mental health professions. PART 2: Details the professional identity and credentialing of mental health counselors and discusses their work settings and professional practice. PART 3: Considers contemporary trends in the profession such as managed care and community mental health. "This text is very practical and clinically relevant for the beginning counseling student." Margery Shupe, Xavier University "The overall writing style is engaging, personal, and dynamic... anecdotes and vignettes capture the reader and introduce the topics well." Judith A. Burnett, Stetson UniversityGerig, Mark S. is the author of 'Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling An Introduction to the Profession', published 2006 under ISBN 9780131178007 and ISBN 0131178008.

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