This text presents a concise yet comprehensive overview of the mission, philosophy, values, and practices of the counseling profession. The text 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 students in mastering material. Chapters read easily without overreferencing or the inclusion of esoteric material. Because of its size and breadth of overview, an instructor can use supplemental texts to bring emphasis to subjects of special interest.Brown, Duane is the author of 'Introduction to the Counseling Profession', published 2002 under ISBN 9780205352203 and ISBN 0205352200.