--PATRICK PARENT, Director, Real People Foster and Family Services
''This is a practical, easy to read book for people who are in helping roles. I appreciate that the strategies are linked to the case examples throughout each chapter, particularly as the writers work through the presenting issues with the clients and the reader witnesses their progressions of change.''
--LISE BROWN, Social Worker, Momenta
''This book does a wonderful job at providing helpful and practical strategies that I can use when working with students who are struggling with a variety of issues.''
--JONATHAN CLAASSEN, School Guidance Counselor, Champlain School
This book offers practical strategies for supporting people of all ages who have a variety of issues, whether psychological (anxiety, trauma, depression), based on life circumstances (loss and grief, oppressive societal attitudes), or due to harmful ways of coping with these or other life stressors (self-injury, substance use, suicidality).
Each chapter begins with an examination of a different psychological issue or situation. Case examples of both youth and adults are included for each topic to illustrate both the impact of the issue and the helping process. Authors share insights they have gained from research, counseling experiences, and the unique wisdom of the people they have encountered.
This book is written not only for clinical counselors, but also for the multitude of frontline helpers who work to support those seeking help and guidance. It is a resource for anyone who identifies as a care provider, including those in the social service, health, education, spiritual care, and social work roles.