Book Description: This book is designed for use with beginning counselors-in-training who need a straightforward discussion of the history, strengths, limitations, theories, and techniques of the profession. The book includes chapter overviews, chapter summaries, and review questions to assist readers in mastering material. Chapters read easily without over-referencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, supplemental resources can be used to bring special emphasis to subjects of special interest. For those beginning a career in counseling, or anyone looking to refresh their knowledge of the field.