My passion was to get alongside people, especially those who have experienced some of the things I had been through.
North Shore, New Zealand (PRWEB) June 27, 2013
For some, retirement is a chance to find a new calling.
George Seber, a Professor Emeritus of Statistics, decided to retire early to pursue his passion for counseling after losing his first wife to cancer and raising two young boys on his own. Understanding firsthand the severity of emotional pain, Seber wanted to help others experiencing similar situations.
Now an elected member of the New Zealand Christian Counselors Association (NCCA), when Seber first began his counseling training he found there to be a lack of reference material as someone new to the field. To remedy this, Seber put together a practical, comprehensive guide, “Counseling Issues.”
Very practical and based on sound psychological principles, "Counseling Issues" provides an extensive coverage of all counseling issues that one might meet in the counseling room, including background material, suggestions for structuring counseling sessions and possible questions to ask.
"My passion was to get alongside people, especially those who have experienced some of the things I had been through," Seber says. "My habit was to write summaries of counseling guides and pass them on to my clients, and I began to realize that I had the beginnings of a book."
"Counseling Issues: A Handbook for Counselors and Psychotherapists" by George Seber
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About the author
George Seber holds a Ph.D. in Statistics and is a Professor Emeritus of Statistics at Auckland University in New Zealand. He has authored and co-authored 15 statistics books, has been elected to Fellow of the Royal Society New Zealand, and he was awarded the Hector medal from the Society in Information Sciences. During retirement, Seber trained to become a counselor and has been counseling part-time for 10 years. He is particularly interested in relationship and couple counseling, and is an elected member of the New Zealand Christian Counselors Association (NCCA). He currently resides in North Shore, Auckland, New Zealand, with his wife.