Combining developmental counseling and therapy (DCT) theory with wellness theory and positive psychology, this text provides a foundation for addressing lifespan transitions and developmental issues. Students use case studies, transcripts, and exercises to learn how the major theories relate to actual practice.
*Throughout the text students learn how to assess individual cognitive/emotional developmental styles and develop treatment plans for diverse clients of all ages.
*Application chapters give students the opportunity to use DSM-IV-TR categories, to learn to integrate spiritual issues appropriately and to work with early memories.
*Students present a final Portfolio of Competence to show that they have mastered 14 general objectives and are ready to apply developmental theory to their own practice.