Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues: Approaches Across Diverse Settings

ISBN : 9780190621629

Mark Scholl; James Hansen
360 Pages
165 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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In Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues, the effective treatment of issues such as trauma, addiction, eating disorders, unemployment, and couples counseling are illustrated with numerous case examples. Rich descriptions of the implementation of postmodern approaches and techniques make this text ideal for counselors, psychotherapists, and other helping professionals.


Chapter 1 - Introduction to Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues
By James T. Hansen & Mark B. Scholl
Section I: Solution-Focused Therapy
Introduction to Solution-Focused Therapy
Chapter 2 - Solution-Focused Counseling with Adolescent Survivors of Sexual Abuse
By Michelle Hinkle & Caroline Perjessy
Chapter 3 - Solution-Focused Approaches in the Treatment of Substance Addiction
By Todd F. Lewis
Section II: Narrative Therapy
Introduction to Narrative Therapy
Chapter 4 - Sacred Privilege: Using Narrative Reconstruction as a Postmodern Approach with Grieving Children and Adolescents
By Laura Wheat & Peggy Whiting
Chapter 5 - Postmodern Perspectives on Contemporary Counseling Issues: Re-storying the Survivor Narrative with Sexually Abused Adolescents
By Jane M. Webber & J. Barry Mascari
Section III: Other Postmodern Therapeutic Models
Introduction to Other Postmodern Therapeutic Models
Chapter 6 - Acceptance, Empowerment, and Meaning: A Collaborative Therapy Approach for College-age Clients Struggling with Eating Disorder Symptoms
By Juleen K. Buser
Chapter 7 - The Practice of Possibilities: Using Dialectical Humanism to Help Clients with Sexual Concerns
By Megan Speciale & Matthew Lemberger
Chapter 8 - Counselor-Advocate-Scholar Model: A Postmodern Approach to Social Justice Counseling
By Manivong Ratts
Section IV: Integrative Postmodern Therapeutic Models
Introduction to Integrative Postmodern Therapeutic Models
Chapter 9 - Career Support Workshop Series: A Postmodern Counseling Intervention Designed for the Ex-Offender Population
By Mark B. Scholl, Jason Perry, Brian Calhoun, & Heidi Robinson
Chapter 10 - Integrating Emerging Understandings of Neuropsychology and Affect for Narrative Therapy with Couples
By Gerald Monk & Navid J. Zamani
Chapter 11 - Obscuring Masculine Truths: A Postmodern, Clinical Framework for Counseling Men
By Adam M. Clevenger & Corina Maria Teofilo Mattson
Section V: Counselor Education from a Postmodern Perspective
Introduction to Counselor Education from a Postmodern Perspective
Chapter 12 - Counselor Education from a Postmodern Perspective: Empowering Students
By Colette T. Dollarhide, Allisha Berendts, Todd A. Gibbs, Sean A. Gorby, & J. P. Oehrtman
By Mark B. Scholl & James T. Hansen
Author Index
Subject Index

About the author: 

Mark B. Scholl, PhD, MEd, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling at Wake Forest University. He is a past two-term Editor of The Journal of Humanistic Counseling and Past President of the Association for Humanistic Counseling (AHC). His research interests include constructivist career counseling, counselor identity development, and the counseling needs of community ex-offenders. In 2017 he began a three-year term as AHC's ACA Governing Council Representative.; James T. Hansen, PhD, MA, is a Professor in the Department of Counseling at Oakland University. His primary scholarly interests are philosophical and theoretical issues in counseling and critical examination of contemporary mental health culture. Dr. Hansen has published over fifty articles in leading counseling journals and several books. Two of his books have won awards for their contributions to humanistic philosophy in counseling. Dr. Hansen has over twenty-five years of experience as a practitioner, supervisor, and consultant.

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