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101 Careers in Counseling

SKU# 9780826108586

Author: Shannon Hodges PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS


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This excellent career guide will be valuable for students, young professionals, and those interested in a second career in counseling.

--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries

"In these challenging times, this book is an essential resource that provides reference material, insights, encouragement and open doors. It may also serve well to remind readers of what their profession is really all about."--Illness, Crisis and Loss

This comprehensive and easy-to-use guide is an invaluable resource to help you choose a rewarding counseling career that best suits your interests, strengths, and personality. Exploring a wealth of career opportunities in both traditional and non-traditional settings, including the most exciting emerging fields, this useful reference describes the many benefits found in the work of a professional counselor. Each career listing includes an overview, salary range, employment prospects, best and most challenging aspects of the job, and educational and licensing requirements. In addition, the book helps guide you through financing your education and the job search process. As a special feature, chapters include profiles of actual counselors and their work, providing an insightful insider's perspective on their profession.

Key Features:

  • Explores 101 counseling careers, including careers in non-traditional and emerging fields
  • Offers helpful career development tools such as checklists and questionnaires
  • Includes salary range, employment prospects, and best and worst aspects of each job
  • Provides guidance on educational requirements, licensure, and continuing education
  • Highlights and profiles real-life counselors and their experiences

Product Details 

  • Publication Date March 14, 2012
  • Page Count 344
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826108586
  • EISBN 9780826108593

About The Author(s) 

Shannon Hodges, PhD, LMHC, NCC, ACS, is professor and coordinator of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Niagara University with over 30 years of counseling experience in community agencies, university counseling centers, and overseas. As a former director of a university counseling center and clinical director of a county mental health clinic, he has taught school counselors, mental health counselors, and undergraduate psychology students, including numerous international academic appointments. Dr. Hodges has authored numerous professional publications and has also served on the editorial review boards of several journals including the Journal of Counseling and Development, Journal of Counseling and Values, Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and Journal of College Counseling. He is a longtime member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the American Mental Health Counselors Association (AMHCA), and several ACA affiliate divisions. His previous books include the first edition of 101 Careers in Counseling (2012), The Counseling Practicum and Internship Manual, Second Edition (2015), and The College and University Counseling Manual (2016).

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Want to learn more about 101 Careers in Counseling or the counseling profession? Watch our interviews with author Shannon Hodges:


Also visit SpringBoard, the official blog of Springer Publishing Company, to see what Dr. Hodges has to say about the wide array of career opportunities available to counseling professionals.

Table of Contents 





1 The Profession of Counseling

2 Counseling as a Career


3 Counseling Children and Families

4 Counseling the Elderly

5 Counseling in School Settings

6 Counseling in College and University Settings

7 Career and Vocational Counseling

8 Counseling in Community Mental Health Settings

9 Counseling in Private Practice

10 Counseling in Correctional Institutions and the Legal Arena

11 Counseling in the Military

12 Counseling in Health Care Organizations

13 Counseling in Crisis Intervention and Emergency Management

14 Spiritual-Based Counseling

15 Creative Arts Counseling

16 International Counseling Careers

17 Emerging Fields and Professions in Counseling

18 The Counselor in Nontraditional Careers


19 Financing Your Education

20 Counselors and the Job Search




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In this weekly feature, the editors of SpringBoard highlight one career in the health care professions–including a basic description, educational requirements, core competencies/key skills needed, and related web sites and professional organizations where you can find more information! Many counselors may discover that they enjoy academic advising as much as counseling. For counselors... Read More