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A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.

Working with Survivors of Trauma and People at Risk
Working with survivors of trauma and people at risk
Michael TlanustaGarrett

In the midst of sorrow, sickness, death, or misfortune of any kind, silence was the mark of respect. More powerful than words was silence.

Luther Standing Bear (Lakota) (quoted in Padilla, 1994, p. 43)

It probably is both a blessing and a curse that we cannot look directly into the hearts of others. We are limited to the use of words that create images of themes and patterns, details of experiences and interpretations, subjective perceptions, cognitive processes, and sequential events being played out in our minds for us by the people with whom we talk. Oh, we have “hunches” alright. We often are “hunched” over someone with the vague, ...

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