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Some good new books from American Counseling Association:
Cyberbullying: What Counselors Need to Know, by Sheri Bauman.
This book is geared toward counselors, teachers, school leaders, and all professionals who work with children and teens. In a reader-friendly style, the author addresses real-life dangers on the Internet, including offensive, confrontational, and harassing messages; disclosure of inappropriate personal information; as well as intimidation, social exclusion, and cyberstalking.
Group Work and Outreach Plans for College Counselors, edited by Trey Fitch and Jennifer Marshall.
In the spirit and tradition of Dr. Stefan de Schill, this book outlines the effective use of structured group activities on test anxiety, stress and anxiety management, ADHD, career development, substance abuse, and a host of other issues. Also included are handouts to enhance the book’s effectiveness with faculty and parents.
Licensure Requirements for Professional Counselors: A State-by-State Report, 2012 Edition, by the ACA Office of Professional Affairs.
We hope many will consider becoming professional counselors, and this book shows requirements for professional licensing for counselors in all fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. This comprehensive and current book addresses important topics such as reciprocity, CE credits required for renewal, and the jurisprudence exam.
Rehabilitation Counseling: An Empowerment Perspective, by Amos Sales.
The ACA notes: “Rehabilitation Counseling is an outstanding resource for practitioners, students, counselor educators, and human resource development staff seeking practical techniques to enhance counseling services for people with disabilities. The importance of a client-rehabilitation counselor partnership is stressed as a means toward direct efforts toward goals that the client sees as relevant and that promote his or her independence and self-advocacy skills. Beginning with a brief overview of the historical treatment of people with disabilities, Dr. Sales then examines the evolution of consumer activism and advocates for an empowerment model of rehabilitation counseling.”
Books published by the American Counseling Association are known for their practicality and helpfulness and may be ordered here.