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.
Chapter 11: Becoming a Competent Strength-Centered Counselor
Becoming a Competent Strength-Centered Counselor
We are privy to secrets that the clients are barely willing to share with themselves. We know the clients at their best and at their worst. And as a function of spending so many intense hours together, our clients come to know us as well. We are partners in a journey.
In this final section, we hope to provide clarity not only of the development process associated with integrating a strength-centered counseling approach, but also of the tools necessary for you to manage “moments of frustration and bewilderment” when gaining a “greater conception of yourself.” When learning a postmodern approach like strength-centered counseling, practitioners are confronted with a paradox stemming from their training in traditional and ...