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Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

American Counseling Association. (2009). The ACA Encyclopedia of Counseling. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.
Available online through ProQuest
More than 400 entries define and discuss counseling terms and principles.  Areas covered by the encyclopeida include helping relationships, group work, human growth and development, social and cultural foundations, career development and assessment, assessment, counselor profesional identity and ethics, and research.  These areas span the 2009 CACREP core areas used in counselor preparation, continuing education, and accreditation of counseling degree programs.

Gladding, S. T. (2006). Counseling Dictionary: Concise Definitions of Frequently Used Terms (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Merrill.
Rod Library UNI Reference BF 637 C6G5332 2006
Brief definitions and basic information for over 2,600 terms, names, and abbreviations used in the counseling. Examples help to clarify the meaning of concepts. Prominent counseling theorists, researchers, or practitioners are included and their contributions to the counseling profession are discussed. A chronology, beginning on page 153, identifies significant events in the history of counseling and of the American Counseling Association.

Key, Kristin. (Ed.) (2012). The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health(3rd ed.). Detroit, MI: Gale.
Over 500 entries on mental health, disorders, drugs, tests, and treatments. 


Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-V.  (2013). (5th ed.) Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
Rod Library Library Services Desk Permanent Reserve RC 455.2 C4D54 2013
Published by the American Psychiatric Association, the DSM-V is the standard manual for classifying mental  disorders in adults and children.  To trace the history of mental disorder classification the earlier edition, DSM-IV-TR, is available at the Library Services Desk RC 455.2 C4D54 2000; earlier editions are at Stacks RC 455.2 C4D54.  

DSM-V Made Easy: The Clinician's Guide to Diagnosis
Online through ebrary 
This book by diagnostician James R. Morrison presents the spectrum of diagnoses in DSM-5 in an accessible, clinically useful format.  Includes 130 case vignettes to illustrate typical patient presentations.

Corsini, R. J., & Wedding, D. (Eds.) (with F. Dumont). (2011). Current Psychotherapies (9th ed.). Belmont, CA : Thomson Brooks/Cole.
Rod Library UNI Reference RC 480 C87 2011
An authoritative examination of 15 primary systems of psychotherapy, such as Adlerian psychotherapy, Client-centered therapy, and rational emotive behavior therapy. A consistent framework is used (including basic concepts, history, and process)  to explore each therapeutic approach to enable comparison  across the therapeutic approaches.