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This volume advances a uniquely Afro-centric, sociocultural understanding of health maintenance and risk reduction in African cultural heritage populations. It unites a diverse group of leading African and Africanist scholars in an exploration of common cultural values in African heritage communities and their practical applications in contemporary counseling. The chapters highlight the prominent health issues faced in Africanist settings today and use real-world experiences to illustrate core lessons for effective community action. The approach spans complex cultural milieus, from diversity counseling to conflict resolution. Each chapter includes field-based experiential tasks, discussion boxes, research boxes and case studies, which serve as valuable resources in both coursework and casework. Counseling People of African Ancestry is an essential primer for community health workers, counselors and educators seeking a better understanding of African cultural heritage settings to promote community health, well-being and development.
Counseling Strategies and Interventions, Sixth Edition, prepares students for the real world of counseling people in today's global society from an integrative perspective.
Emphasizing the importance of interpersonal skills to counseling, this textbook contains ten chapters on topics such as recognizing communication patterns, managing the counseling session, responding to cognitive content, responding to affective content, conceptualizing issues and setting goals, interactive counseling strategies, and common challenges. The authors are affiliated with West Virginia University and Syracuse University. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Mental disturbance is frighteningly prevalent in our contemporary society. The number of those mentally disturbed who are or have been hospitalized should seriously concern every citizen in our country-especially all those working in such fields as medicine, education, psychology, social work, the courts, and the church. The devastating disease of mental disturbance strikes all ages and all levels of ability. To the untutored observer this malady seems to come without warning, although to the skilled in this field there are clearly identifiable danger signs that appear long before the popularly termed "nervous breakdown." Fortunately, there is widespread and telling evidence of the recognition of this situation in many directions. The necessity for effective counseling services for both young and old as a possible preventative against disastrous crack-ups is being considered and provided for by a wide array of institutions. Just as is true of any disease, mental disturbance demands treatment by personnel who are well grounded indeed in the nature and treatment of diseases of the mind. However, also just as is true of any disease, the highly skilled specialist must be bulwarked by many specialists in related activities. For example, in the same fashion as teachers, nurses, and medical technicians have been taught to become alerted to the possible presence of such common ailments as measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever, and so forth, it seems clear that a similarly wide range of workers must learn to recognize the presence or prospect of mental disturbance. And just as nurses and medical technicians do the bidding of and gather data for the surgeon, so must the specialist direct and be aided by the effort of others. To the knowledge of the writer, this volume is a pioneer effort. He is not familiar with any work outside the literature especially prepared for psychiatric training that deals with the counseling of the mentally disturbed. This treatise is a combination of theory, research, and common sense, which the author has gleaned from a wide sampling of the work of others and to which he, himself, has made no small contribution.
Seminars by Professor Windy Dryden. See the man live and in action. To find out more and to book your place go to www. cityminds. com ________________________________________ `Size-wise, these books span an open palm and have a very handy flap on the back and front as an integral feature of the cover which can be used as a bookmark. They are concise, yet thorough, providing introductions to the key elements of the theory and practice underpinning major therapeutic approaches... [An] ideal 'intro'... I would recommend these books because, 'in a nutshell', they work' - Therapy Today 'In a book aimed principally at those just embarking on counselling training Windy Dryden offers a down-to-earth introduction to the theory and practice of counselling which will serve to aid and inspire trainees' - Professor Brian Thorne, Co-founder, The Norwich Centre and Emeritus Professor of Counselling, University of East Anglia What is counselling and how does it work? Counselling in a Nutshell provides the answers to these questions and more, as part of a step-by-step guide to the counselling relationship and the therapeutic process. Focusing on the commonalities within the main theoretical approaches - psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive-behavioural - Windy Dryden describes a framework which underpins all counselling, irrespective of the approach being used. Key features of the framework include: o bonds between counsellor and client o goals and tasks of counselling o stages of the therapeutic process o core therapeutic conditions. Counselling in a Nutshell provides a concise introduction to core components of the therapeutic relationship and process and is suitable for counsellors of all orientations.
Attorney Wheeler, who has experience with counselors and the mental health field, and Bertram, a counselor, marriage and family therapist, and counselor educator, help counselors and other mental health professionals understand the legal and ethical dilemmas that can arise in practice. They overview the counseling profession, counseling relationship, and law and ethics, and discuss federal and state laws; civil malpractice liability and licensure board complaints; confidentiality, privilege, and privacy; duties to report, warn, or protect; suicide and threats of harm to self; professional boundaries; records and documentation; and managing the counseling practice. This edition has a new chapter on the use of social media and other Internet-related issues, updates to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act and regulations, a new legal/ethical decision-making model, and discussion of legal risks for counselor educators, such as recent court cases involving students' work with lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients.
In this gripping memoir, John F. Kennedy's closest advisor recounts in full for the first time his experience counseling Kennedy through the most dramatic moments in American history. Sorensen returns to January 1953, when he and the freshman senator from Massachusetts began their extraordinary professional and personal relationship. Rising from legislative assistant to speechwriter and advisor, the young lawyer from Nebraska worked closely with JFK on his most important speeches, as well as his book Profiles in Courage. Sorensen encouraged the junior senator's political ambitions--from a failed bid for the vice presidential nomination in 1956 to the successful presidential campaign in 1960, after which he was named Special Counsel to the President. Sorensen describes in thrilling detail his experience advising JFK during some of the most crucial days of his presidency, from the decision to go to the moon to the Cuban Missile Crisis, when JFK requested that the thirty-four-year-old Sorensen draft the key letter to Khrushchev at the most critical point of the world's first nuclear confrontation. After Kennedy was assassinated, Sorensen stayed with President Johnson for a few months before leaving to write a biography of JFK. In 1968 he returned to Washington to help run Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. Through it all, Sorensen never lost sight of the ideals that brought him to Washington and to the White House, working tirelessly to promote and defend free, peaceful societies. Illuminating, revelatory, and utterly compelling, Counselor is the brilliant, long-awaited memoir from the remarkable man who shaped the presidency and the legacy of one of the greatest leaders America has ever known.
Counselor Supervision: Principles, Process, and Practice (3rd edition) is intended for counselor educators and counselor supervisor practitioners who work in a variety of educational and mental health settings. Primary supervision theories are reviewed and critiqued with the intent of informing supervisor practitioners, counselor educators, and supervisor trainees. Additionally, cutting-edge topic areas are covered that include (a) multicultural issues in counselor supervision (e.g., how to balance and manage multiple identities such as gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and disability in the context of influencing trainees' multicultural competences), (b) the supervisory relationship (an essential but sometimes forgotten component of supervision) and its influence on supervision process and outcome, (c) supervision of career counselor trainees (e.g., supervision challenges unique to career counseling trainees such as integrating personal and career development), (d) supervision of school counselors (e.g., supervision challenges unique to school counselors such as confidentiality and balancing multiple roles), (e) supervision of family and group counselors, (f) group supervision, (g) understanding and conducting research in counselor supervision and training, (h) ethical and advocacy issues in supervision, and (i) supervisor training. Case examples are used throughout the book to illustrate the application of theory to practical issues that counselor supervisors encounter.
This is a counting book for the very young. Simple rhymes feature ten frogs, who play with familiar toys to show toddlers the numbers from one through ten. " Six little frogs play bat and ball. One jumps up and sits on the wall."
Critic Xavier Thaxton detests popular culture. But when a wildly improbable plunge into a pool of radioactive waste gives him an allergy to High Art and transforms him into (of all things) a costumed superhero, he is forced to reconsider his values--and his life. This journey of self-discovery is assisted by Xavier's nephew, "the Mick,", a retro-punk teenager, by Bari, a high fashion coturier, who becomes Xave's lover, and by Tim Bowman, the creator of many "stalwart" superhero comic characters.
When Tara is paraded under Count Lucien Maxime's nose, he's taken with her sweetness. . . and her wonderfully voluptuous figure. Naked and nervous, Tara finds herself in the count's bed. She realizes too late that everything is paid for. . . including her. Stripped of her innocence and her heart, Tara vows never to make the same mistake again. Then tragedy throws her into the count's path once more. She has something he wants. And she won't be leaving until he gets it. . . .
Baltimore Oriole shortstop Cal Ripken tells young readers how the road to success in any field is rarely traveled overnight. Ripken, who stands poised to break one of baseball's most sacred records--Lou Gehrig's 2,130 consecutive games played--shares his thoughts on how success is attained over time, through sustained, day-by-day efforts and victories.
Friendships can bring us peace, fill the emotional shortcomings in our romantic relationships, and help us remember what lies deep inside every one of us. For more than twenty-five years, the international organization Las Comadres Para Las Americas has been bringing together thousands of Latinas to count on, lean on, help, and advise one another. Comadre is a powerful term. It encompasses the most important relationships that exist between women: best friends, confidantes, coworkers, advisers, neighbors, godmothers to one's children, and even midwives. Edited by acclaimed author and editor Adriana V. López, this collection of stories features twelve prominent Latino authors who reveal how friendships have helped them to overcome difficult moments in their lives. Fabiola Santiago, Luis Alberto Urrea, Reyna Grande, and Teresa Rodríguez tell their stories of survival in the United States and in Latin America, where success would have been impossible without a friend's support. Esmeralda Santiago, Lorraine López, Carolina De Robertis, Daisy Martínez, and Dr. Ana Nogales explore what it means to have a comadre help you through years of struggle and selfdiscovery. And authors Sofia Quintero, Stephanie Elizondo Griest, and Michelle Herrera Mulligan look at the powerful impact of the humor and humanity that their comadres brought to each one's life, even in the darkest moments.
From award-winning financial journalist Alison Griffiths--an empowering, motivating guide that demystifies personal finance and helps you take control of your money.Do you toss your investment and banking statements in a box, unopened? Does the word "investment" make you frown? Are you afraid to look at your money during a recession? Are you worried that you'll have to retire to the back seat of your car? Alison Griffiths gives you easy, prescriptive advice on how to take charge of your money. Learn where to put your money so that it stays safe through market fluctuations. Figure out how bank and investment fees work, and decide for yourself if you're getting enough value for your money. Alison Griffiths is hugely insightful, frank, yet empathetic. If you're going to take any financial advice, you should take it from her...
Young fans will love helping Dora count coconuts, bananas, and pineapples in English and Spanish.
Watch your back. Kate Blessing may have made it to senior year, but being the boss of her family has taken its toll. With the cracks in the Blessing front starting to show, their weaknesses are becoming apparent.
From Amazon.com Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties-- some of whom aren't remotely human. Bobby Newmark is entirely human: a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo on the Net and a price on his head, Newmark thinks he's only trying to get out alive. A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future and sequel to Neuromancer
A high-flying, action-packed adventure from the author of Rescue Josh McGuire. When 14-year-old Elliott Schroeder is selected by NASA to become the first Junior Astronaut, he has no way of knowing the profound effect it will have on his life and the life of Vincent Ole Tome, a young Masai herder. Adventure fans will find plenty of perilous exploits and intriguing plot twists in this engrossing, hard-to-put-down novel.
3 seconds left to live. Once the countdown starts, it cannot be stopped. 2 pawns thrown into a brutal underground reality game. Kira Jordan survived her family's murder and months on plague-devastated city streets with hard-won savvy and a low-level psi ability. She figures she can handle anything. Until she wakes up in a barren room, chained next to the notorious Rogan Ellis. 1 reason Kira will never, ever trust Rogan. Even though both their lives depend on it. Their every move is controlled and televised for a vicious exclusive audience. And as Kira's psi skill unexpectedly grows and Rogan's secrets prove ever more deadly, Kira's only chance of survival is to risk trusting him as much as her instincts. Even if that means running head-on into the one trap she can't escape. GAME 0VER
The Last Policeman received the 2013 Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original--along with plenty of glowing reviews. Now Detective Hank Palace returns in Countdown City, the second volume of the Last Policeman trilogy. There are just 77 days before a deadly asteroid collides with Earth, and Detective Palace is out of a job. With the Concord police force operating under the auspices of the U.S. Justice Department, Hank's days of solving crimes are over...until a woman from his past begs for help finding her missing husband. Brett Cavatone disappeared without a trace--an easy feat in a world with no phones, no cars, and no way to tell whether someone's gone "bucket list" or just gone. With society falling to shambles, Hank pieces together what few clues he can, on a search that leads him from a college-campus-turned-anarchist-encampment to a crumbling coastal landscape where anti-immigrant militia fend off "impact zone" refugees. Countdown City presents another fascinating mystery set on brink of an apocalypse--and once again, Hank Palace confronts questions way beyond "whodunit." What do we as human beings owe to one another? And what does it mean to be civilized when civilization is collapsing all around you?
When it reaches zero, you die. #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen sets her readers' pulses racing once again in this relentless psychological thriller of a young woman caught in a maze of secrets and stalked by a merciless killer. The countdown begins the moment you open this riveting novel that only grows more electrifying as the pages turn, more exciting as time runs out.
When a Soviet agent is found dead in Israel, a Pershing missile is hijacked, and a U.S. submarine vanishes, the CIA has no choice but to call in maverick agent Kirk McGarvey. A deadly, trained killer, McGarvey finds his match in Arkady Kurshin, Russia's finest weapon, who, under the control of the new head of the KGB, is bent on destroying glasnost. To stop Kurshin, McGarvey must get one step ahead - but a spy in the agency is monitoring his every move, and the KGB has captured the woman he has come to love....
How did five people from a small Georgia town contract a rare, deadly disease? Medical researcher Allison Stewart has to work against the clock to find out. Yet before she can ask one question, someone tries to kill her. A handsome recluse who is shrouded in suspicion saves her. Many believe Luke Garrison is guilty of a decade-old murder--a murder with ties to Allison's case. Allison dares to work closely with Luke. But is she setting herself up to become victim number six?
Children's book about the study and research into dinosaurs that have become extinct.
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