- Subject index
Organized around the latest CACREP standards, <b>Counseling Theory: Guiding Reflective Practice</b>, by Richard D. Parsons and Naijian Zhang, presents theory as an essential component to both counselor identity formation and professional practice. Drawing on the contributions of current practitioners, the text uses both classical and cutting-edge theoretical models of change as lenses for processing client information and developing case conceptualizations and intervention plans. Each chapter provides a snapshot of a particular theory/approach and the major thinkers associated with each theory as well as case illustrations and guided practice exercises to help readers internalize the content presented and apply it to their own development as counselors.
Chapter 16: East Meets West: Integration and Complementation
East Meets West: Integration and Complementation
There are many trees that boast of their strength. The strength of the bamboo tree is in its ability to bend. Whereas, there are many different trees in the world, there are many definitions to what strength is.
—Famous Chinese saying
It is possibly best that this saying does not have a direct person/author attached to it. Since much of Eastern psychology has been passed down through oral histories, it is seen more as coming from a collective, rather than something created by an individual. A counseling theory in Asian psychology will not be structured in the same linear fashion as in Western psychology. While much attention has been paid to the ...