This overview of the counseling profession exposes you to real challenges faced by experienced practitioners and gives you an unparalleled look at what your professional future may hold. Introduction To Counseling: Voices From The Field, Eighth Edition, explains what counseling is as well as its history, theoretical orientations, applications, and professional issues. As you become engaged in the process of learning and applying counseling concepts, you'll examine the day-to-day realities of being a counselor as well as your own motivation for choosing the profession. "Voices from the Field" sections offer further insight into the real challenges faced by experienced practitioners, as well as the ways in which those challenges were resolved. Videos, available at the book's CourseMate website, bring topics to life. Finally, experiential exercises integrated into every chapter help you reflect on the material.