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.

Family and Couples Therapy

Family and Couples Therapy

Family and couples therapy
Rebecca M. Goldberg

But, Leona—I don't get it—you are constantly complaining about Tom's lack of attention and the fact that he is disengaged from you—from your life together—and yet … you hang in there? If it is that bad and you are not getting anything out of the relationship, isn't it time to pull the plug? Why would you stay in a bad situation?

The suggestion, or at least the question, presented by Leona's friend seems reasonable. If an individual is unhappy in a situation, shouldn't he or she make a decision to effect change in that situation or remove himself or herself from it? While the question and the implied recommendation seem clear and simple, life is neither ...

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