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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.

A Strength-Centered Counselor's Survival Guide
A strength-centered counselor's survival guide

The journey of a thousand miles begins beneath one's feet.

–Lao Tzu

In Chapter 1 we introduced the nine essential principles of strength-centered counseling—a set of shared ideologies. As you approach the end of this text, we hope that you have come to understand the full meaning of the shared nature of these essential principles. Snyder (1994) suggested that individuals find hope when they discover pathways that lead them to their goals, and doing this within the shared bonds of interpersonal relationships leads to greater success. Reaching counseling goals and working with clients to realize their preferred lives is the most basic aspect of the shared nature of strength-centered counseling. The daily demands of working as a counselor ...

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