Examines the significant events in the history of mental health care that have contributed to the development of a specialty within the counseling profession referred to as mental health counseling. Discusses the development of credentials for the specialty and the issues currently facing mental health counseling, and offers a perspective on directions for the future. (Author)
Special theme issue: "Professional Counseling: Spotlight on Specialties."
American Mental Health Counselors Association; Mental Health Counseling