Counseling & Counselor Education: Books

PSU Library Catalog - Books


Results include both print books and ebooks, available from Portland State Library and other libraries.

Request Items from Other Libraries

While the Portland State Library has a large collection of books, articles, and journals, we may not have a specific item you are looking for. In that case, you may be able to get it for you from another library.

  • If you find an item in the catalog and our copy is not available you can Request from other libraries

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Using Subject Headings to Find Books

Subject headings allow you to search library catalogs for materials on a particular topic.

Often subject heading searching can be more productive than searching by simple keywords.

Listed here are some major subject headings of interest for research in counseling.

If you want to find other subject headings just ask a reference librarian.

community and school

counseling in elementary education

counseling in secondary education

education- parent participation

educational counseling

educational tests and measurements

family counseling

family psychotherapy

marriage counseling

rehabilitation -- counseling

school psychology

Where are Counseling Books in the Library?

Books in the library are organized by call number and are located between the basement and 5th floors.

Books that are similar will be grouped together, so it's often worthwhile to browse the collection.

Here are the most common places you will likely find books related to counseling.

LB 1027.5 - School Counseling

RC 321-571 - Neurology and Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatry, Diseases of the Nervous System

RC 554 -569.5 - Personality Disorders, Behavior Problems (including sexual problems, drug abuse, suicide, child abuse)

RF 110-320 - Otology, Diseases of the Ear

RJ 496 - Language, speech and hearing disorders and development

LC 3950-4806.5 - Exceptional Children and Youth, Special Education

BF 712-724.85 - Developmental Psychology

BF 721-723 - Child Psychology

HD7255.5 - Rehabilitation Counseling

HQ 767.8-792.2 -Children, Child Development (including child rearing, child life, play, socialization, children's rights).

HV -Social Service

HV 701-1420.5 -Social Service to Children

HV 873-887 - Social Service to Destitute, Neglected, and Abandoned Children

HV 888-907 - Social Service to Handicapped Children

HV 1421 -1441 - Social Service to Young Adults, Youth, Teenagers

HV 1494 - 4013 - Social Service to persons with specific disabilities