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Counseling Adults in Transition 5/e
Linking Schlossberg's Theory with Practice in a Diverse World
- The fifth edition of this authoritative text continues to provide expert guidance for counseling professionals working with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions. Abundantly updated with new literature and resources, the book examines the most pressing life transition issues facing today's adults. It incorporates new and emerging theories and culturally sensitive strategies for counseling diverse clients, along with new case studies providing examples and practical applications. The fifth edition sheds light on the particular challenges of populations who may feel disempowered and marginalized, allowing for a deeper understanding of transition theory. Key themes include enhancing resilience and coping, illuminated by updated literature and discussion of applications of Schlossberg's theory and 4 S model--a model that offers effective techniques to understand and successfully navigate life transitions. Also addressed are the roles of hope, optimism, and mattering. The text deepens the discussion of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social justice, along with intersectionality regarding multiple identities as diverse individuals and their families navigate life transitions. It also highlights the role of escalating changes in the current global, political and socio-cultural landscape. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers. New to the Fifth Edition: Focuses on the increasing importance of helping adults navigate transitions Integrates Schlossberg's unique transition model with both classic and emerging theories to guide adults in transition Discusses sociocultural and contextual factors in shaping the coping process Presents culturally sensitive strategies and interventions Emphasizes social justice concerns and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations Delivers rich and diverse case studies focused on transition issues Includes updated learning activities and exercises to enhance understanding
- Mary L. Anderson, PhD, is associate professor emerita in the Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology at Western Michigan University (WMU) in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She earned her master's and doctoral degrees at Oakland University in Rochester, MI. She has served on the faculty at three different universities in CACREP accredited counselor education programs. Dr. Anderson's publications and presentations focus on topics relevant to international issues in counseling, professional development, supervision, school counseling, spirituality and transitions, and group work. Dr. Anderson has served in numerous roles in professional organizations, both at the state and national levels. She enjoyed working closely with former First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiatives, with development of coursework specializing in career and college readiness and providing professional development for school counselors in the field. Dr. Anderson was an active participant at several White House Convenings focused on university/community/K-12 partnership initiatives and advocating for marginalized populations. Awards include recognition for strengthening community connections, creating college access, and meritorious service, along with an appreciation award from the American Counseling Association. Jane Goodman, PhD, is professor emerita of counseling in the Department of Counseling, School of Education and Human Services Education, Oakland University, Rochester, Michigan. She received her master's and doctoral degrees in guidance and counseling from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI. She formerly worked as a consultant and trainer for the Continuum Center, Oakland University, Rochester, MI, and served on the counseling faculty of Eastern Michigan University. She was the 2001-2002 president of the American Counseling Association, the 2005-2007 chair of the American Counseling Association Foundation, and the 1994-1995 president of the National Career Development Association and is a past president of the Counselors for Social Justice. Dr. Goodman is a fellow of the American Counseling Association and the National Career Development Association. Dr. Goodman's awards include the Eminent Career Award from the National Career Development Association, the Distinguished Service Award from the Michigan Counseling Association, the Group Worker of the Year Award from the Michigan Association for Specialists in Group Work, and the Champion of Career Development award from the Michigan Career Development Association. She is currently a vice president of the International Association of Educational and Vocational Guidance, and retired member-elect of the Counselors for Social Justice. Nancy K. Schlossberg, EdD, professor emerita at the University of Maryland, College Park, in the Department of Counseling and Personnel Services, College of Education, was a tenured full professor for 27 years. She received her doctorate in counseling from Teachers College, Columbia University. She also served on the faculties of Wayne State University, Howard University, and Pratt Institute and was the first woman executive at the American Council on Education (ACE), where she established the Office of Women in Higher Education. Dr. Schlossberg's awards include Fellow of three divisions of the American Psychological Association (APA), Fellow of the Gerontological Association, the 1983 APA G. Stanley Hall Lecturer on Adult Development, and Distinguished Scholar at the University of Maryland (1983). She was named one of the Eminent Women in Psychology by the APA and was listed in Who's Who of American Women in 1993. She was named the 2016 Teachers College Columbia University Distinguished Alumni Award and the 2018 American Psychological Association Citizen Psychologist Presidential Citation. She received awards from The National Career Development Association, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, and American College Personnel Association. She has written ten books, the most recent, Too Young to be Old.
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