I have not finished reading this book yet but just reading through parts of some of the chapters already I can tell I will be using this approach and book for years to come. I am just starting my second year in counseling school and having spent 6 years in academia now I really appreciate how clearly the chapters are written, the concepts are explained, with examples as well as professional development exercises. I am just now taking a course that explains many of the therapeutic models and theories out there and I have to say that this really helped me not only learn more about this approach but also how it fits in with and complements other postmodern theories.
I also think a unique and extremely useful section in this book is part 3 that discusses the process of becoming a strength-centered counselor as well as a "survival guide." So often in the helping professions you experience or see burnout and as a newly developing counselor this section really gave me hope and practical ideas about avoiding that. I also think that this would be a very useful book for anyone who works in any helping profession, not just counselors even though that is where the focus is.
I feel so grateful that Colin is teaching at the school I attend because he really walks the walk and talks the talk laid out in this book.
- Buy this item and get 90 days Free Amazon Music Unlimited. After purchase you will receive an email with further information. Offer valid for a limited time only. Terms and Conditions apply.” Learn more here.