The sixth edition of Counseling: A Comprehensive Profession, likes it predecessors, covers every major topic in the counseling field, e.g., history, theory, practice, specialties, current trends, and does so in a very readable and interesting style. The book is developmental in nature and leads the reader logically and smoothly from one important area to another. The chapters are illustrated and up-to-date with the most recent research in the field. This book is often used by students as the main source in studying for the National Counselor Exam (NCE). It is considered the "gold standard" by which other books in the field are judged since it has been the best-selling book in this area of counseling for 20 years. Highlights of the New Edition: *More emphasis on social justice, advocacy, diversity, HIPAA, and different types of addiction--Readers are made aware of the latest trends and developments that impact counseling and how they are currently being addressed in the field. *More emphasis and material on women and minority clients of all types, i.e., ethnic, racial, and sexual--Readers are exposed to the changes going on in counseling in working with diverse populations and the challenges and differences associated with various individuals and groups. *More emphasis on international counseling and counseling as an international phenomenon--Readers recognize that counseling is not just a North American profession and that around the world counseling uses different models and methods.