Professional Behaviors and Dispositions teaches counselors in training (CITs) how to cultivate counselor competencies and critical thinking skills in support of lifelong professional development. CITs will first gain a detailed understanding of the professional behaviors and dispositions expected of all counselors. They will then learn how to evaluate themselves for these factors using a universal growth model that promotes holistic, ongoing assessment of oneself and one’s relationships. Next, CITs will be presented with concrete tools and activities that they can use to cultivate and retain counselor competencies. Finally, CITs are given a step-by-step guide for creating a professional growth plan they can use throughout their program and their clinical practice. Accompanying this text is a helpful online faculty guide for supervisors to use while working with CITs. Aligned with CACREP, ACA, and ACES standards, this textbook will be useful for all graduate students training to become counselors.

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chapter 1|16 pages

Professional Behaviors and Dispositions

What Is PB&D?

chapter 2|54 pages

Self-Evaluation and Personal Growth

How Do I Know I Have “IT”?

chapter 3|16 pages

How to Exhibit Key Counselor Dispositions

How Do I Get “IT”?

chapter 4|20 pages

Lifelong Standards

How to Measure and Keep “IT”

chapter 5|14 pages

Application to Challenging Work

The Lifelong Growth Plan