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This concise guide is for individuals seeking a counselor for themselves or others. It contains a treasure trove of information for the public on the nuts and bolts of counseling in an easy-to-read, question and answer format. Chapter topics include how to know when to seek help and what kinds of issues counselors assist with; the differences between individual, group, couples, family, and online counseling; the various theoretical approaches to counseling and how to choose; how to find a competent counselor; what questions you should ask before scheduling your first appointment; and how to determine if counseling is working.

“Gerald Corey’s Reflections is an absolute delight! Each chapter is packed with nuggets of wisdom he has gained over the decades. What makes the book particularly engaging is that it invites us into Corey’s inner world and we feel as though we are reading a series of letters from a friend. This book could serve as an excellent supplemental reading in an introductory course or as a useful resource for advanced students as they navigate the complexities of graduate school and look ahead to their careers.”  —Barbara Herlihy, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio


“In this inspirational book, Gerald Corey shares his most heartfelt personal reflections and lessons learned as he describes his journey over a 60-year counseling career. He is honest, self-disclosing, humble, and insightful in this compendium that encourages readers to embrace their vision and entertain their dreams. This is a must-read gem that provides an opportunity for counseling students and young professionals to learn from the master.” —Robert Haynes, PhD, Psychologist and author, Borderline Productions


In an easy-to-read, question-and-answer format, Dr. Corey provides sage insight on a broad range of topics concerning professional issues, career development, the counseling process, and work-life balance. Responding to an array of questions often asked by students over the years, he uses candid personal examples to highlight key lessons and engage readers in an active process of personal and professional self-reflection on their own journeys.

Topical question themes include creating your professional path, mentoring and being a mentee, surviving graduate school, ben­efiting from personal therapy, focusing on self-care and wellness, becoming an ethical counselor, managing value con­flicts in counseling, using self-disclosure therapeutically, deal­ing with difficult clients, getting the most out of supervision, and becoming a writer. In each chapter, reflection questions encourage readers to consider their own views and experiences related to the questions raised, and recommended readings provide suggestions for further information.


Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP, is professor emeritus of human services and counseling at California State University, Fullerton.

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Detailed info
  • Age restriction: 0+
  • Date added to LitRes: 24 December 2019
  • Size: 139 pp.
  • ISBN: 9781119602422
  • Total size: 8 MB
  • Total number of pages: 139
  • Page size: 152 x 229 мм
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Copyright: John Wiley & Sons Limited
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