Unfolding Life: Counseling Across the Lifespan (Paperback)

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Horton-Parker and Brown seek to prepare counselors-in-training to better understand personal growth and self development. Their approach is designed to guide readers to better self-understanding through reviews of prevailing theory and through a series of exercises. Each chapter presents one or more exercises designed to allow the reader an opportunity to explore his/her personal development and to become aware of any unfinished and/or unresolved business that could emerge as countertransference with clients.

The basic theories of psychological growth and development--moral, cognitive, and gender identity--are examined under the stages of development throughout the life span. The specialized theories for the different stages, such as childhood and adolescence, are presented along with counseling applications for that specific stage. Readers are provided with numerous examples of how to use this information to better help clients. Other unique features include material on becoming a culturally sensitive counselor and an explanation of object-relations and self-psychology theories. Of particular interest to researchers and students involved with counseling issues.

About the Author

RADHA J. HORTON-PARKER is Associate Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University and a National Certified Counselor and National Certified School Counselor. She currently serves on the editorial review board of Counseling and Values. Her recent publications include articles on helping parents develop prosocial behavior in children, using rituals in counseling, and training school counselors in professional development schools. NINA W. BROWN is Professor of Counseling at Old Dominion University, a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has published 12 books on group therapy, destructive narcisism, and object-relations theories.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780313360510
ISBN-10: 0313360510
Publisher: Praeger
Publication Date: September 1st, 2002
Pages: 320
Language: English