A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling

ISBN : 9780190603717

Tyler M. Kimbel; Dana Heller Levitt
176 ページ
156 x 235 mm

Written for undergraduate students and other prospective counselors, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is the first of its kind to create a comprehensive, reliable means of learning about the profession, graduate programs, and what to consider in selecting entry level graduate preparation. The text serves a dual purpose of (1) educating potential students about the counseling profession and programs, and (2) providing insight into personal and practical considerations for applying to a graduate counseling program. Specifically, the Guide offers vital information relative to accreditation and its importance in the counseling profession with regards to obtaining licensure, certification, and even employment opportunities after graduating. Furthermore, as a CACREP publication, this book is the official source of information about accredited counseling programs and includes information about what accredited programs seek in candidates, what counselor preparation programs can offer students in professional development and job placement, and guidance on personal decisions about entering the counseling profession. Authored by counseling experts and featuring insights from voices in the field, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in becoming a professional counselor. This text is an official publication of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the counseling profession's recognized accreditation body. The book fulfills a need for individuals considering a career in the counseling profession. Counselors comprise 37% of all helping professions, the largest of all professions that include social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and marriage and family therapists (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2014). The counseling profession is projected to grow 29% between 2012-2022, faster than the average for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


Section I: The Counseling Profession - An Overview
Chapter 1: Introduction to A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt
Chapter 2: The History and Evolution of Professional Counseling
Martin Ritchie
Chapter 3: Career Pathways in Counseling
Dana Heller Levitt and Tyler M. Kimbel
Chapter 4: Current Trends and Issues in Counseling
Richard Henriksen and Susan E. Henderson

Section II: Graduate Programs in Counseling - Personal and Practical Considerations
Chapter 5: On Becoming a Counselor: Self Reflecting
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt
Chapter 6: Finding and Comparing Counseling Programs - Selecting the Perfect Fit
Dana Heller Levitt and Tyler M. Kimbel
Chapter 7: Applying to Graduate School
Robin Wilbourn Lee and Jennifer Jordan
Chapter 8: The Experience of Being a Graduate Counseling Student
Victoria E. Kress, Michael Leskosky, Chelsey A. Zoldan, and Jessica Headley

Section III: Life after Graduate School
Chapter 9: Certification and Licensure
Gerard Lawson and Jenna Haynes
Chapter 10: Professional Involvement
Samuel T. Gladding
Chapter 11: Conclusion
Tyler M. Kimbel and Dana Heller Levitt


Tyler Kimbel, PhD, M.S.Ed., is the Vice President of Research and Advocacy & Outreach at CACREP. He also teaches in counselor education as an adjunct professor. Dr. Kimbel has a background in school counseling and contributes his knowledge through research, consultation, and accreditation policy.; Dana Heller Levitt, DPhil, M.S.Ed., is an associate professor of counseling at Montclair State University and the previous graduate program coordinator for master's programs. She served as a member of the CACREP Board of Directors from 2011-2016. Dr. Levitt has published works in the areas of professional ethics and counselor development, including Values and Ethics in Counseling: Real Life Ethical Decision-Making.