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(p. 1) Introduction to Counseling Psychology and to the Current Volume 

(p. 1) Introduction to Counseling Psychology and to the Current Volume
(p. 1) Introduction to Counseling Psychology and to the Current Volume

Jairo N. Fuertes

, Arnold R. Spokane

, and Elizabeth Holloway

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date: 30 November 2020

Chapter 1 provides a formal definition of counseling psychology, citing various though similar definitions that are found on the Web sites of professional organizations, including the Society of Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of the American Psychological Association) and the American Board of Counseling Psychology (the certifying board for counseling psychologists in the United States and Canada). It also offers five unifying themes whose interplay and complementary nature distinguish counseling psychology from other psychological specialties, the uniqueness of counseling psychology, a brief history of the specialty, the culture of competence, and the founding of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP).

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