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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.

Character, Personal Responsibility, Emotional Intelligence, and Self-Esteem: Preventive Approaches to Counseling
Character, personal responsibility, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem: Preventive approaches to counseling
Edwin L.Herr
Spencer G.Niles

Counseling during the past century has become more comprehensive in the settings where it is provided, the problems that it addresses, and the populations that it serves. In parallel, the theories of counseling that evolved during the 20th century also have grown in complexity as they have sought to explain the formation of personality, self-classification mechanisms, motivation, anxiety and depression, and the process of decision making. Many variables have been used to explain why people do what they do and ignore other actions. Often, the influences of values, genetics, aptitudes, interests, instrumental and associative learning, environmental reinforcements, family belief systems, and/or experiences ...

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