Diversity and Development: Critical Contexts that Shape Our Lives and Relationships

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Dana Comstock
Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 2005 - Political Science - 358 pages
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Master the basics of human growth and development with DIVERSITY AND DEVELOPMENT! Providing a brief overview of developmental theories, this counseling text discusses topics such as women and men's development, identity development, gay and lesbian issues, sexuality, trauma and abuse, chronic illness, gifted and talented individuals, grief and loss, family development, and addiction and resilience. Case scenarios link theory to practice to give you the opportunity to contextualize material from both traditional and relational models of development.

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Appreciating Context and Relationship
A Framework for Relational Development Across the Life Span
Challenging Developmental Myths Stigmas and Stereotypes

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Dana L. Comstock, Ph.D., is a member of the American Counseling Association (ACA), the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), and the Association for Specialists in Group Work (ASGW). She has written numerous journal articles and several chapters within edited texts. Her interests involve women's issues and relational approaches to therapy. Dr. Comstock has extensive training in Relational-Cultural theory and has recently completed the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute's practioners program under the supervision of Judith Jordan, Ph.D.

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