The Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Violence provides accurate, research supported information to clarify critical issues and educate the public about different forms of interpersonal violence, their incidence and prevalence, theoretical explanations, public policy initiatives, and prevention and intervention strategies. These two volumes contain more than 500 accessible, jargon fee entries written by experts and provide cross references to related entries, as well as suggested readings for further information.
"The Encyclopedia of Counseling is groundbreaking in that it provides an introduction to the disparate branches of counseling in a single source. The intention is to provide an overview of the profession for both the student in training and professional practitioners. The 600-plus expert-written essays are arranged alphabetically in four topically divided volumes. The first volume takes a broad approach, examining the nature and history of counseling as well as professional preparation. Articles feature general approaches to counseling and such issues as bullying, care giving, chronic pain, ethical dilemmas, family counseling, mentoring and supervision. The second volume focuses on personal and emotional counseling, with an emphasis of healthy personality development and mental health. Topics include bipolar disorders, depression, life transitions, crisis counseling and self-esteem. Volume three highlights cross-cultural counseling and explores discrimination, ethnic identity, racism, sexism and social class. The final volume examines career counseling, job loss, pay equity, retirement and work stress. Each volume also explores related disciplines, research methods, professional organizations, publications, therapies, intervention techniques and theorists. Each entry provides suggestions for further research and the subject guide to the entire encyclopedia precedes each volume. The detailed general index provides substantial listings of related topics under most subject headings. In short, this excellent guide will serve students and working professionals and is highly recommended for academic and public libraries."
--Lawrence Looks at Books, May 2009
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