Learning Objectives

Upon completion of Chapter 15, you should be able to describe

  • The professional issues associated with mental health counseling;
  • The role and function of mental health counseling;
  • Problems of living and mental disorders;
  • Strategies for counseling suicidal clients;
  • Strategies for counseling clients with substance abuse;
  • Strategies for gerontological counseling;
  • Mental health consultation;
  • End-of-life issues;
  • Preventative models of mental health counseling including relapse prevention;
  • Stages of change; and
  • Diversity issues in mental health counseling.