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Edited by Dilani M. Perera-Diltz
& Kathryn C. MacCluskie

October 27, 2011

Designing and Teaching Outstanding Courses in
Community Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling

For those developing and teaching Counselor Education courses in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and School Counseling programs, this unique text will be a valuable resource.

In it, experienced instructors provide guidance based on their own breadth of experiences, demonstrating how to design and implement an effective curriculum.

Chapters cover course topics such as theories of counseling, multicultural counseling, legal and ethical issues, psychopharmacology, and many more. Each chapter is organized in the following sequence:

  • an overview and objectives of the course, including CACREP standards
  • criteria for evaluating a text and evaluations of the most popular texts used
  • supplemental reading and web sites
  • learning activities
  • counseling vignettes
  • assignments and a tentative course schedule
  • concluding comments and advice from the author(s).

The authors also speak about the main points they want their students to master and some of the dilemmas and challenges they have faced in their own teaching.

Both seasoned faculty looking for ways to enrich a course and new educators teaching for the first time will find this an indispensible resource for both themselves and their departments.