Counseling Across the Lifespan expands the perimeters of counseling with its emphasis on preventive techniques for adjustment problems in the lifespan of a normal individual. This cogent work focuses on counseling intervention strategies from the unique perspective of an individual’s lifespan, placing techniques in the proper development context. By concentrating on life stages—from childhood through old age—the authors identify the nature and origin of various psychological issues such as self-identity and healthy lifestyle development in adolescents, family violence in young adults, or retirement transitions for older adults. The intervention tools needed to confront these issues are presented through succinct pedagogical features including case examples, checklists for evaluating clients, and exercises.
Chapter 13: Preventing and Managing Personal and Professional Role Strain
Men and women in the United States are working more hours than ever in the paid workforce (Bond, Galinsky, & Swanberg, 1998). In addition, more women continue to enter the paid workforce, comprising nearly half of all individuals working in the United States (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1993). Although there is a greater emphasis on paid work, especially in women's lives, there seems to be no less emphasis on home and family (Morgan, 1992). Family roles continue to be perceived as the main source of life satisfaction for a majority of working women and about half of working men (Parker & Aldwin, 1994). Interestingly, although past research has ...