Counseling for the Real World: Case Studies Across the Curriculum by Angie O’Gieblyn bridges the gap between theory and practice by providing students with the opportunity to actively analyze true-to-life case simulations. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
Chapter Introductions and Chapter Outlines set the stage for learning and prepare students to engage with new concepts and ideas.
Case Studies challenge students to wrestle deeply with real-world client issues to better prepare for practicum and internship experiences. Each chapter contains a beginner, intermediate, and advanced level case, along with discussion questions and application activities for each.
Discussion Questions and Application Activities that follow each case require students to demonstrate skills specific to the chapter topic as well as general clinical skills. These resources enhance student engagement with the material and facilitate a seamless transition between the reading and in-class discussion, interactive activities, and homework.
Self-Awareness Break Sections are provided throughout the text to frequently ensure student understanding.
Discussion Questions and Application Activities for CES Doctoral Students at the end of each chapter make this textbook a valuable resource for counselor education programs at both the master’s and doctoral levels. Additionally, Chapter 19 is dedicated to issues in counselor education and supervision.
Informational Figures provide additional insights for the concepts presented throughout the text.
The book is structured so that every chapter directly correlates to a CACREP core area and/or common course taught in clinical mental health Counseling programs.