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Integrates popular postmodern techniques within a model of strength discovery and development

The counseling model presented in this book goes beyond traditional approaches by equipping mental health practitioners with strength-centered techniques and interventions. It also provides graduate students in counselor education programs a foundation while working in an effective broad-application model of counseling.

Authors Colin C. Ward and Teri Reuter resolve the ambiguity about how postmodernism fits into everyday practice and offer a cutting-edge text that presents the counseling knowledge and skills needed to assist individuals and families with embracing life's struggles not only from a context of problems and adversity, but also of solutions, strengths, and wellness.

This text is designed for mental health practitioners as well as counseling theories and skills related courses in counseling, psychology, and related fields.

The Essence of Strength-Centered Counseling
The essence of strength-centered counseling

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

–Henri Bergson

Strength-Centered Counseling: Integrating Postmodern Approaches and Skills With Practice provides a framework for the synthesis of postmodern theories of counseling. Our model can be incorporated effectively with the more traditional models of counseling, resolving the ambiguity about how postmodernism fits into everyday practice and results in more direct application of knowledge and skill sets for training in counselor education. We offer a practical and straightforward resource for a perspective and practice that elicits hope and provides clients opportunities to look at life from a context not only of problems and adversity but also of solutions, strengths, and possibilities. In addition, counselor educators and supervisors will ...

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