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Social Cognition and Individual Change

Social Cognition and Individual Change
Current Theory and Counseling Guidelines

  • Aaron M. Brower - University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, USA, University of Wisconsin, USA
  • Paula Nurius - Anthropology, University of Washington, USA

November 1993 | 299 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This clearly-written book provides an introduction to a cognitive-ecological approach to counselling and clinical practice. The authors examine theoretical underpinnings and key components, and discuss the strengths and limitations of the approach. They present examples that show practitioners how the model can enhance work with clients and apply it to relevant stages of practice - including assessment, goal setting and intervention planning.
Characteristics of a Cognitive-Ecological Model
The Niche and the Self-System
Basic Elements for Working with the Cognitive-Ecological Model in Direct Practice

Goal Striving, Possible Selves, and Possible Niches
Social Perception and the Practitioner
Goal-Setting and Contracting
Intervention Planning and Implementation
Feedback and Follow-Through
Case Study



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ISBN: 9780803938847

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