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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.

Understanding Personal Wellness
Understanding personal wellness

Wellness is the next natural step forward in our destiny and the advancement of humankind. By extending your years of strength and wellness, you can accomplish those things you really want to accomplish.

–Paul Zane Pilzer (2002)

Sue and Sue (1999) noted that Western psychotherapies emphasize individuals in isolation, a linear or direct cause-effect orientation to the world, and a distinction between physical and mental well-being. The deliberate integration of the mind with the body in the counseling process is consistent with the nonlinear nature of change central to postmodernism and the intent of strength-centered counseling. This mind–body connection recognizes that your thoughts, emotions, and behavior directly influence your health and life satisfaction. The truth is, most people are rather oblivious of ...

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