This volume is a collection of articles by Warren Rule, a reputed authority on rehabilitation counseling and Adlerian theory. The aim of this work is to explore a range of practical applications of Adlerian theory in the mental health professions. Interventions techniques drawn from Adlerian theory have been employed in a number of areas of psychotherapy and counseling. Lifestyle counseling is an approach that draws heavily from Adlerian Individual Psychology, focusing on the unique total behavior pattern of a patient, including thinking, feeling, and acting, across all aspects of a person's life.
Following an introduction, placing the text in context with brief overview of Adlerian Theory in general and basic processes and techniques of lifestyle counseling specifically, the book is divided into two sections: Practice and Research. Articles in the practice section will cover more focused topics such as rehabilitation counseling, school counseling, resistance in therapy, leisure counseling,and use of humor in therapy. Research topics discussed will include group behavior, parental behavior, therapeutic relationship, career choice, and empirical studies. A foreword written by Dr. Francis Walton, a Past President of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology, will lend some additional weight to the volume.
Structured Processes and Techniques of Lifestyle Counseling.
Part I: Dealing with Resistance.
Part II: Mental Health Therapy.
Part III: School Counseling.
Part IV: Rehabilitation.
Part V: Leisure Counseling.
Part I: Introduction: Empirical Considerations.
Part II: Therapeutic Relationships.
Part III: Career Choice.
Part IV: Parental Behavior.
Part V: Personal Characteristics.
Part VI: Group Behavior.
Part VII: Social Factors.