I Never Knew I Had a Choice: Explorations in Personal Growth / Edition 9

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Thousands of readers have used the honest and inspiring I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, Ninth Edition to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm yet thoroughly research-based discussion of significant dimensions of life, Corey and Corey help students expand their awareness—and understanding—of the choices available to them. The text explores choosing a personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. As they work through the text's self-inventories, exercises, and activities—and read first-person accounts of the difficult choices real people have made—students will gain insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way.

Describes reviewing your childhood, adulthood, work & leisure, love, loneliness, death & loss, meaning & values.

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Filled with self-inventories, exercises, and activities, this interactive motivational book encourages the reader to explore and confirm her beliefs, attitudes, and direction in life. It discusses issues like stress management, spirituality, holistic health, sexuality, and time and money management. Personal stories are included, offering first-person accounts of how readers have dealt with life's problems. Gerald Corey teaches counseling psychology at California State University, Fullerton. Marianne Schneider Corey is a consultant in private practice. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495602293
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Series: PSY 103 Towards Self-Understanding Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 9
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Marianne Schneider Corey, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, is a National Certified Counselor and a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals. She also facilitates self-exploration groups for graduate students and continues to conduct training workshops in group counseling with her husband, Dr. Gerald Corey, in various countries. In 2001, the two received the Eminent Career Award for distinguished and major contributions to the field of group work by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

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Table of Contents

1. Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth. 2. Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence. 3. Adulthood and Autonomy. 4. Your Body and Wellness. 5. Stress Management. 6. Love. 7. Relationships. 8. Becoming the Woman or Man You Want to Be. 9. Sexuality. 10. Work and Recreation. 11. Loneliness and Solitude. 12. Death and Loss. 13. Meaning and Values. 14. Pathways to Personal Growth.

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