Adlerian Counseling: A Practitioner's Approach

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Taylor & Francis, 1998 - Medical - 552 pages
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Written with the practitioner in mind, this overview of the theory and practice of Alfred Adler's Individual Psychology explains the dimensions and uses of natural and logical consequences--the twin bases of Adlerian/Individual Psychology. The text takes a practical approach to the topic, and covers a variety of settings (school, home, community, business) and populations (children, adolescents, adults). While following the thinking of Alfred Adler and Rudolf Dreikurs, Sweeney incorporates research, methods, and techniques that expand upon Individual Psychology. This new edition also addresses encouragement as a means of helping others, demonstrates the application of Adlerian Psychology to people of all ages, and provides a tool for using the Life Style Inventory assessment tool. Chapters include: (1) "Individual Psychology: The Man, the Movement, and the Psychology of Alfred Adler"; (2) "Toward Wellness: The Goal of Helping" (J. Melvin Witmer; Thomas J. Sweeney); (3) "Natural Consequences: Life's Rules Are for Everyone"; (4) "Logical Consequences: Society's Lessons"; (5) "Encouragement: The Key to Change--The Essential Element of Helping"; (6) "Guiding Children Toward Wellness"; (7) "Lifestyle Assessment: Uncovering The Unconscious"; (8) "Stages and Order of the Counseling Process"; (9) "Career Style Assessment and Counseling" (Mark L. Savickas); (10) Working with Couples"; (11) "Working with Families"; and (12) "Working with Groups." Chapters are structured for instructional use, with each closing with a "Summary" and a set of "Study Questions." The supporting bibliography contains 266 references. (GCP)
 

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Wow ! a fantastic book. Apart from books written by Adler's, I find this book to be very lucid and useful.
I only wish this was available on Kindle so I could buy and read it more easily.

Contents

Basic Concepts
7
Validation
27
Adler and Beyond
37
CHAPTER2
43
Practical Intervention Techniques
86
Wellness in Action
97
Experiencing Natural Consequences
103
Activities
109
CHAPTER 8
267
Specific Techniques
300
ChapTER 9
329
Adlerian Career Counseling
336
Career Style Counseling
350
Summary
357
CHAPTER 10
361
Couples Counseling
367

Chapter 5
123
Assessment and Intervention
131
Definition and Assumptions
140
Communicating Encouragement
146
On Being Encouraging
159
Activities
166
CHAPTER6
173
Goals of Disruptive Behavior
181
CHAPTER 12
202
CHAPTER 7
237
Summary
250
Study Questions
259
The Case of Nel and Mark
373
Summary
380
Underlying Assumptions of Adlerian Consultation
389
When Recommendations Fail
411
Further Applications
417
WORKING WITH GROUPS
427
Consulting Groups
450
APPENDIX
491
REFERENCES
515
INDEX
535
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
551
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