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Counseling and Life-Span Development - R. Murray Thomas

Counseling and Life-Span Development

Paperback Published: 1st January 1990
ISBN: 9780803936140
Number Of Pages: 368

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The purpose of this volume is to answer those questions about life stages most important to counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers. The author first identifies key decision that are typically made in the process of counselling, with the focus particularly on major types of problems that bring clients to counselling. Then, for each decision he determines which kinds of age-related information could enhance the counselling process. As a result, life-span concepts and facts are linked directly to the daily concerns of counsellors. The first part introduces key concepts and reviews common approaches to counselling. Each chapter in the second part opens with a description of characteristics common to people and to their social setting at different stages of life which are important to counselling decisions, and illustrates their application to counselling problems often met within those stages. Finally, the closing part identifies ways counsellors can locate life-span information useful in counselling and types of information not yet available.

Backgrounds of Development and Counseling
The Use of Age-Related Normative Information
Normal Development and Life-Span Stages
Types of Counseling Techniques
Life-Span Stages and Counseling
Infancy and Early Childhood - The Prenatal Period Through Age 5
Later Childhood - Ages 6 to 12 - The Elementary-School Years
Adolescence - Ages 12 to 21 - The Secondary-School and Post-Secondary Years
The Early Adult Years - Ages 21 to 40
The Mid-Life Years - Ages 40 to 60
The Final Decades - Age 60 and Beyond
The Search for More Answers
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ISBN: 9780803936140
ISBN-10: 0803936141
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: 1st January 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 13.97  x 2.49
Weight (kg): 0.53