George Seber Releases a Comprehensive Handbook for Counsellors

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“Counseling Issues” is a 22-chapter manual that covers all the major issues a counsellor or psychotherapist might meet in the counselling room.

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Published author George Seber offers his insight and wealth of wisdom to counsellors and psychotherapists through his practical book based on sound psychological principles, Counseling Issues. In this book, he provides a wealth of ideas for counselling and for structuring a series of counselling sessions—making it accessible to the inexperienced counsellor or psychotherapist who is often looking for some guidance on a particular topic without having to read a whole book on the subject or read something more technical.

This book covers basic emotional issues such as anger, shame, anxiety, stress, grief, depression, anxiety disorders, and suicide risk, and behavioural issues like addiction, phobias, and compulsive behaviours such as self-harm and obsessive compulsive disorder. Here, readers can find chapters that discuss relationship issues such as divorce, abuse of various kinds, dysfunctional relationships, adoption, blended families, and strategies for couple counseling. There are also two chapters on personality disorders. A biblical viewpoint is added at the end of each chapter for the Christian counsellor and pastor. There is an extensive list of about 500 references along with internet references throughout, providing a rich source for further reading. The chapters are mainly independent with minimum cross-referencing.

In Counseling Issues, Seber has afforded counsellors and psychotherapists with an all-encompassing, handy tool that will teach them something new, practical and dependable. This book is a vehicle for them to discover methods to help them boost their knowledge and become effective in their roles.

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About the Author
George Seber is an Emeritus Professor of Statistics at Auckland University, New Zealand. He is the author or co-author of 15 statistics books on various topics and he has received a number of awards including election as a Fellow of the Royal Society New Zealand, and the Hector medal from the Society in Information Sciences. In his later years he trained as a counsellor and has been counselling for the past 10 years, with a particular interest in couple counselling.

Counseling Issues * by George Seber
Publication Date: February 9, 2013
Trade Paperback; $44.99; 660 pages; 978-1-4797-5738-1
Trade Hardback; $64.99; 660 pages; 978-1-4797-5739-8
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4797-5740-4

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