Neukrug's comprehensive introductory text gives students an unparalleled look into the practicalities of the counseling profession by providing a broad overview of the field, including a firm foundation in the skills, theories, and day-to-day realities of the job. Thorough and research-based, the book presents the key concepts and material about the counseling profession with clarity and insight, while keeping readers engaged through illustrative case examples and personal narratives. To ensure that students are thoroughly prepared to further their studies and careers, Neukrug has structured the book around the eight core CACREP curriculum areas, while enhancing the discussion with coverage of salient topics such as specializations within counseling, finding a counseling job, and future trends in counseling. The fifth edition has numerous changes, including updated references, new information on DSM-5, updates about the current status of CACREP accreditation, and revised information to reflect the new ACA ethics code. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.