The sixth edition of Introduction to Counseling: An Art and Science Perspective by Michael Scott Nystul provides students with an accessible overview of the counseling profession and also demonstrates how fundamental counseling concepts can be employed to successfully address everyday life challenges. The book contains several pedagogical features to facilitate learning and improve the student experience.
A Chapter Overview at the beginning of each chapter sets the stage for learning and helps the reader anticipate what they will learn as they engage with new ideas.
A Chapter Summary at the end of each chapter reinforces key concepts and encourages student understanding and retention.
Learning Activities provide ample opportunities for students to draw practical connections between the material within the book and their everyday lives.
“A Personal Note” Boxes provide candid remarks and insights based on more than 45 years of academic and clinical experience, illuminating specific issues and cases or challenges the author has faced during his career.
Questions for Personal Exploration foster critical thinking and meaningful reflection and allow students to make connections with their personal experiences and ideas.
Informational Tables, Figures, and Images provide emphasis and detail for concepts covered throughout the book.