Journals Higher Education



Published: 25 October 2019

240 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780190626426

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Bookseller Code (05)

Advanced Genetic Counseling

Theory and Practice

Barbara B. Biesecker, Kathryn F. Peters, and Robert Resta

  • The first genetic counseling text to orient its subject matter in the field's history, ethics, and professional landscape -- essential context for second-year students and those already in practice
  • Equips readers with therapeutic and relational skills, drawn from psychotherapy and other disciplines, to excel in a client-facing role
  • Emphasizes supervision as a vehicle for professional growth, especially as it relates to compassion fatigue and countertransference in practicing genetic counselors
  • The only text to challenge of major assumptions around the practice of genetic counseling, e.g., that it is non-directive, value-free, and client-centered; offers alternative views based on evidence
  • Enriched by authors' decades of experience as practicing genetic counselors
  • Provides crucial theoretical, historical, and sociological context for putting counseling skills into practice

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