Community Counseling: Empowerment Strategies for a Diverse Society / Edition 2by Judith A. Lewis, Michael Lewis, Michael D'Andrea, Michael D. Lewis
Pub. Date: 07/28/1997
This respected book offers effective guidelines for planning and implementing productive community counseling programs and provides examples of outstanding community counseling programs now in operation. In this extensively revised and updated book, authors Judy A. Daniels and Michael J. D'Andrea join Judith A. Lewis and Michael D. Lewis in a fresh examination of how counselors can develop a new vision of their professional roles. This reexamination of roles is essential in the quest to better meet the needs of clients living in a rapidly changing, culturally-diverse, and technological society.
Table of Contents1. THE COMMUNITY COUNSELING MODEL. The Search for More Effective Counseling Paradigms. The Community Counseling Model. The Role of the Community Counselor. From Model Concept to Model Program. The Community Counseling Model in Action. Summary. 2. PREVENTIVE EDUCATION. A Rationale for Prevention. Stress: An Overview. Stress-Management Interventions. Health-Promotion Programs. Health Promotion in a Rural Setting: The Madison County Health Project. Life-Skills Training: Promoting Personal Competence. Summary. 3. OUTREACH TO VULNERABLE POPULATIONS. Defining Vulnerable Populations. Model Outreach Programs. Addressing the Mental Health Needs of Latinos. Latinas: The Inquilinos Boricuas en Accion (IBA). Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. Summary. 4. COMMUNITY COUNSELING AND THE COUNSELING PROCESS. The Role of Direct Counseling Services. Promoting Personal Responsibility. Systems Theory and Environmental Influences. Practical Applications of Community Counseling. Summary. 5. CLIENT ADVOCACY. Introduction. Stigmatization. Empowerment Through Self-Help Groups. Fostering a Responsive Helping Network. Summary. Supplemental Activities. References. 6. THE COMMUNITY COUNSELOR AS SOCIAL CHANGE AGENT. The Role of Social Change Agent. Ecological Considerations In Counseling Practices. Indirect Community Programs as Empowerment Strategies. Summary. 7. APPLICATIONS OF THE COMMUNITY COUNSELING MODEL. Review of the Community Counseling Model. Mental Health Agencies. Career Development Agencies. Specialized Agencies. Business and Industry. Educational Settings. Summary. 8. MANAGING THE COMMUNITY COUNSELING PROGRAM. Planning. Budgeting. Organizing. Leadership and Supervision. Evaluation.Unique Managerial Challenges. (Each chapter concludes with a Summary, Supplemental Activities, and References.)
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