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 5: The Stance
The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.
As the commercial begins, a young man with long flowing hair is sitting comfortably in a leather chair located before a large stereo speaker … a very large stereo speaker. In a moment's flash the music begins, and as if placed in a wind tunnel, the young man's hair cascades backward while he feverishly hangs on to the chair. For new and experienced counselors alike, this can be a common professional experience when attempting to sort through the details of a client's story. People have much to say and may have waited weeks for an opportunity to say it: a retelling ...