Counseling and Action

Toward Life-Enhancing Work, Relationships, and Identity

Editors: Young, Richard A., Domene, Jose, Valach, Ladislav (Eds.)

  • Summarizes recent relevant approaches in counseling
  • Discusses conceptual issues
  • Contextualizes the action theory approach to counseling
  • Provides an interdisciplinary and international perspective
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About this book

Engaging in action is at the heart of our most meaningful experiences. And given the fast-paced, goal-driven nature of modern society, engagement in action is also central to how we perceive ourselves. Action has traditionally been viewed as an end product of the counseling process, but now a bold new redefinition makes counseling not only a driver of action, but an action in itself.

Counseling and Action couples a timely update on the multiple roles of action in counseling with an action-based framework for enhancing progress between client and professional. Grounded in the core concepts of contextual action theory as well as key aspects of counseling (e.g., identity, intentionality, emotion), the book explicates an approach that is responsive to client complexities and the larger social conditions that frame them. Expert-penned chapters apply theory to practice, illustrating levels of engagement in action as counselor and client negotiate goals and work toward their realization. And an especially useful section offers guidelines for intervening with specific populations and addressing particular issues. Among the topics covered:

  • Designing projects for career construction.
  • Agentic action in context.
  • Counseling intentional addiction recovery grounded in relationships and social meaning.
  • The action of mindfulness in counseling.
  • A contextual action theory perspective on self-efficacy in individual counseling.
  • Counseling processes and procedures through the lens of contextual action theory.

With its forceful argument for a quantum leap in both theory and practice, Counseling and Action is transformative reading for professionals, educators, and graduate students in social work, psychotherapy, psychology, and counseling.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Counseling and Action

    Young, Richard A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Designing Projects for Career Construction

    Savickas, Mark L.

    Pages 13-31

  • Career Counseling: Joint Contributions of Contextual Action Theory and the Systems Theory Framework

    Patton, Wendy

    Pages 33-49

  • Agentic Action in Context

    Richardson, Mary Sue

    Pages 51-68

  • Motivation and Volition in Vocational Psychology: An Action Control Perspective

    Broonen, Jean-Paul

    Pages 69-89

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eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0773-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-0772-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $89.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-5208-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Counseling and Action
Book Subtitle
Toward Life-Enhancing Work, Relationships, and Identity
Editors
  • Richard A. Young
  • Jose Domene
  • Ladislav Valach
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-0773-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-0773-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-0772-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-5208-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 350
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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