Title Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Subtitle Practicing in Integrated Systems of Care
Author Lisa Lopez Levers, Debra Hyatt-Burkhart
ISBN 9780826131072
List price USD 80.00
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 362
Book size 185 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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This introductory textbook, written specifically for graduate students in clinical mental health counseling programs, is distinguished by a unique integrated system-of-care approach, reflecting current trends in mental health treatment. Designed to address the 2016 CACREP standards, the book delivers an in-depth examination of the professional knowledge, skills, and current issues in professional counseling that are essential to clinical practice. The textbook emphasizes the elements of practice, while providing students with ample case studies that enable them to integrate theoretical concepts with real-world examples.

By distilling a wealth of knowledge from experts in the field, the textbook looks at the history and contemporary issues of mental health counseling through the lens of a bioecological approach. Engaging chapters focus on issues critical to mental health counseling, including strength-based approaches, varied clinical practice settings, professional issues, self-care, and more. Additionally, the text presents dilemmas and pitfalls intrinsic to mental health practice. Learning objectives, case illustrations, and abundant resources in each chapter reinforce the practical, real-world information upon which students can build throughout their education. A robust Instructor’s Manual and key PowerPoint slides also are provided. Purchase includes access to the e-book for use on most mobile devices or computers.


Key Features:

  • Offers unique, integrated system-of-care and community-based approaches integral to current trends
  • Provides emphases on strength-based and ecological perspectives of CMHC practice
  • Includes real-life examples and insights that facilitate the integration of theory and practice
  • Describes dilemmas and pitfalls intrinsic to a variety of mental health practice topics
  • Includes tips from the field and real-world case illustrations to enhance clinical application
  • Includes learning objectives in each chapter
  • Reflects 2016 and 2009 CACREP standards that are highlighted in each chapter




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Section I. Introduction to Professional Counseling and Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Chapter 1. Introduction to Clinical Mental Health Counseling and the Underlying Dynamics of Practice (Lisa Lopez Levers and Debra Hyatt-Burkhart)

Chapter 2. A Context for Understanding and Beginning the Practice of Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Lisa Lopez Levers)


Section II. Working with Clients

Chapter 3. Allied and Clinical Mental Health Systems-of-Care and Strength-Based Approaches (Elias Mpofu, Maidei Machina, Boya Wang, and Rebekah Knight)

Chapter 4. Case Conceptualization, Assessment, and Diagnosis (Nancy Fair)

Chapter 5. Crisis, Disaster, and Trauma Issues in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Lisa Lopez Levers)


Section III. Practice Issues

Chapter 6. Community-Based Mental Health Counseling, Recovery Models, and Multidisciplinary Collaboration (Elias Mpofu, Justin Watts, Qiwei Li, Ngozi Jane-Frances Chima Adaralegba, and Patrick Igbeka)

Chapter 7. Record Keeping and Documentation (Eric W. Owens)

Chapter 8. Legal Issues, Ethics of Practice, and Counselor Behaviors (Sara P. Johnston and Vilia M. Tarvydas)


Section IV. Working within Systems

Chapter 9. Client Advocacy Access, Equity, and Resilience (Carlos P. Zalaquett, Ivey, and Ratts)

Chapter 10. Professional Roles and Functions in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Regina R. Moro)

Chapter 11. Contexts of Cultural and Systemic Influence (Carlos P. Zalaquett and Team)

Chapter 12. Advocacy, Third-Party Payers, and Managed Care (Rex Stockton and Ratanpriya Sharma)


Section V. Client-Care and Self-Care Practices

Chapter 13. Clinical Supervision and Professional Development (Debra Hyatt-Burkhart)

Chapter 14. Counselor Self-Care and Personal Development (Debra Hyatt-Burkhart)

Chapter 15. New Frontiers for Clinical Mental Health Counselors (Debra Hyatt-Burkhart and Lisa Lopez Levers)

About the Editors:

Lisa Lopez Levers, PhD, LPCC-S, LPC, CRC, NCC, was the Rev. Francis Philben Endowed Chair in African Studies (2012–2017) and is a Professor of Counselor Education and Human Development in the Department of Educational Foundations and Leadership, School of Education, at Duquesne University. She recently has completed her 30th year of university teaching. Prior to entering the academy, she worked in community mental health for 15 years, counseling extensively with child, adolescent, and adult survivors of trauma as well as with individuals affected by alcohol and drug addictions. Professor Levers has published books, scholarly chapters in textbooks, and articles in peer-reviewed journals regarding issues of relevance to African culture, trauma and disaster, disability issues, and the counseling profession in general. She edited the widely used textbook, Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions; a second edition is being planned. She has been awarded numerous grants and was a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Botswana (2003–2004). She has received a number of awards for her scholarship and service. Professor Levers first traveled to Africa in 1993. She has worked extensively throughout the southern, eastern, and central regions of Africa. Her current scholarly projects involve the HIV and AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, especially cultural implications and psychosocial effects; indigenous knowledge; roles of indigenous healers and local authorities in constructing culturally appropriate interventions; the impact of trauma on childhood and adolescent development; adult sequelae associated with early childhood trauma; addictions; designing and developing culturally sensitive community-based services for vulnerable children and adults; psychosocial issues of disability; and building culturally relevant systems of training for helping professionals. She works with marginalized communities in developing culturally sensitive systems of care, creating better access to health/mental health services, designing responses to community trauma, and building community resilience. Her local projects involve Trauma-Informed Community Development and a recent county grant (Neighborhood Resilience Project, in the Hill District of Pittsburgh) to establish a first-responder service for gun-related violence.

Debra Hyatt-Burkhart, Ph.D., LPC, NCC, ACS, is an Associate Professor and Director of Program Practices of the Counselor Education and Supervision program at Duquesne University. She has taught at the graduate and undergraduate levels and has provided myriad trainings to community counseling agencies. Dr. Hyatt-Burkhart has published on issues related to positive approaches and responses to working with trauma, clinical supervision, marriage, family, and couples counseling and has presented internationally and nationally on these topics. She has an extensive background in community-based mental health practice, clinical supervision, and administration, with over 30 years of experience in the field.

Target Audience:

This graduate-level, introductory textbook provides instructors and students with a comprehensive overview of the profession of clinical mental health counseling (CMHC).

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