"Very informative using down-to-earth language. This book is hands-on ready-to-use technique type of information. Nice read without a lot of clinical jargon." - C.R., Addiction Counselor, Texas
"The book I found excellent and a natural complement to my own existing therapeutic style." - Elena Y, Psychotherapist, Boston, Mass.
Major topic areas include an explanation of the client's personal history, suicide prevention, how to begin and deepen the counseling process, helping the client learn healthy ways of relating, moving the client from childhood to maturity, skills for healing grief, marriage counseling, and working with couples facing issues of conflict, infidelity, addiction, and other common problems. Details of practical ways to build and manage a counseling practice are presented.
Public and academic libraries where the book is currently held include: Columbia University Libraries, University of Massachusetts at Boston, Hunter College Wexler Library – New York, NY, San Diego Public Library, Dixie State College of Utah, University of Louisville, University of Southern California, Texas A&M University, University of Missouri--Columbia, University of Wisconsin-Madison General Library System, Trinity International University, McMaster University, University of Manitoba, Vancouver Public Library (Canada).