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Chan, Berven, Thomas co-edit new edition of ‘Counseling Theories and Techniques’

March 11, 2015

UW-Madison’s Fong Chan, Norman Berven and Kenneth Thomas are co-editors of the second edition of “Counseling Theories and Techniques for Rehabilitation and Mental Health Professionals,” which was recently released in paperback by Springer Publishing Company.

Second edition of the book coverAccording to a web page promoting the book, this new edition is the “only text about counseling theories and techniques developed specifically for upper-level rehabilitation counseling students and practitioners.”

It adds that “this book is now fully updated with a focus on evidence-based practice. It reflects the great strides made in incorporating research-based knowledge into counseling/therapy interventions since the first edition's publication nearly 10 years ago. The book disseminates the expertise of many of the most esteemed leaders and academic scholars in rehabilitation counseling. These authors emphasize state-of-the-art scientific evidence that supports the effectiveness of various counseling approaches and techniques for people with and without disabilities.”

Chan is a professor with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education, and is co-director of the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Evidence-Based Practice in Vocational Rehabilitation. He also is a licensed psychologist and a certified rehabilitation counselor. Berven and Thomas each are emeritus professors of rehabilitation psychology with the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education.