A Guide to Genetic Counseling, 2nd Edition

An 18 chapter volume devoted to the principles and practice of genetic counseling. Each chapter authored by leading experts in the field. Chapters and authors include:
  1. The Practice of Genetic Counseling (Ann P. Walker)
  2. The Ultimate Genetic Tool: The Family History (Jane L. Schuette and Robin L. Bennett)
  3. Interviewing: Beginning to See Each Other (Kathryn Spitzer Kim)
  4. Thinking It All Through: Case Preparation and Management (Wendy R. Uhlmann) 
  5. Psychosocial Counseling (Luba Djurdjinovic)
  6. Patient Education (Ann C. M. Smith and Toni I. Pollin) 
  7. Risk Communication and Decision-Making (Bonnie Jeanne Baty) 
  8. The Medical Genetics Evaluation (Elizabeth M. Petty) 
  9. Understanding Genetic Testing (W. Andrew Faucett and Patricia A. Ward) 
  10. Medical Documentation (Debra Lochner Doyle)
  11. Multicultural Counseling (Gottfried Oosterwal) 
  12. Ethical and Legal Issues (Susan Schmerler)
  13. Student Supervision: Strategies for Providing Direction, Guidance, and Support (Patricia McCarthy Veach and Bonnie S. LeRoy)
  14. Genetic Counseling Research: Understanding the Basics (Beverly M. Yashar)
  15. Professional Identity and Development (Elizabeth A. Gettig and Karen Greendale) 
  16. Genetic Counselors as Educators (Debra L. Collins and Joseph D. McInerney)
  17. Evolving Roles, Expanding Opportunities (Elizabeth A. Balkite and Maureen E. Smith)
  18. Putting it All Together: Three Case Examples (Jane L. Schuette, Donna F. Blumenthal, Monica L. Marvin, and Cheryl Shuman)

Type Book
CME Available No
Cost $69.99ebook, $96.95paperback
Note Textbook, 2009; Reference material;
Date of Resource

Genomic Competencies

Experts from the disciplines listed below have tagged this resource as fulfulling genomic competencies.

Genetic Counselor

  • Genetics Expertise and Analysis
    • 4:   Identify, assess, facilitate, and integrate genetic testing options in genetic counseling practice.
      • 4a:   Investigate the availability, analytic validity, clinical validity, and clinical utility of screening, diagnostic and predictive genetic/genomic tests.
      • 4b:   Evaluate and assess laboratories and select the most appropriate laboratory and test based on the clinical situation.
      • 4c:   Identify and discuss the potential benefits, risks, limitations and costs of genetic testing.
      • 4d:   Coordinate and facilitate the ordering of appropriate genetic testing for the client.
      • 4e:   Interpret the clinical implications of genetic test reports.