Written for undergraduate students and other prospective counselors, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is the first of its kind to create a comprehensive, reliable means of learning about the profession, graduate programs, and what to consider in selecting entry level graduatepreparation. The text serves a dual purpose of (1) educating potential students about the counseling profession and programs, and (2) providing insight into personal and practical considerations for applying to a graduate counseling program. Specifically, the Guide offers vital information relativeto accreditation and its importance in the counseling profession with regards to obtaining licensure, certification, and even employment opportunities after graduating. Furthermore, as a CACREP publication, this book is the official source of information about accredited counseling programs andincludes information about what accredited programs seek in candidates, what counselor preparation programs can offer students in professional development and job placement, and guidance on personal decisions about entering the counseling profession. Authored by counseling experts and featuringinsights from voices in the field, A Guide to Graduate Programs in Counseling is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in becoming a professional counselor.This text is an official publication of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP), the counseling profession's recognized accreditation body. The book fulfills a need for individuals considering a career in the counseling profession. Counselors comprise37% of all helping professions, the largest of all professions that include social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and marriage and family therapists (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 2014). The counseling profession is projected to grow 29% between 2012-2022, faster than theaverage for all occupations according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.