Developed by a professor who has been teaching a popular and innovative wellness counseling course for over a decade, this new text is organized into a format specifically designed to meet the needs of both counselor education graduate students and their teachers — making both teaching and learning the material easier and more intuitive.
Giving a general but comprehensive overview of the subject of wellness, Wellness Counseling offers students a compelling balance of the science and research in the field, the theories that have emerged from this research, and the practical applications that we can take away from practicing these theories. Holistic, scientific, and ultimately concerned with the humanity of counseling, this text strives to be inclusive — especially of the psychological and social aspects of wellness that have gained more attention in recent years.
The book is organized in three main sections. While Section One is concerned with the background of wellness as a healthcare paradigm in the United States and major theories of wellness, and historical context for wellness, Section Two contains specific information on the social, physical, emotional, and cognitive domains of wellness. The last main section of the book synthesizes the first two sections of the book to extract practical applications of wellness in behavioral healthcare intervention counseling.
Table of Contents
SECTION ONE: WELLNESS: A PARADIGM FOR BEHAVIORAL HEALTHCARE
Chapter One: The Wellness Challenge
Chapter Two: Evolution of Wellness
Chapter Three: Theoretical Models for Wellness Counseling
SECTION TWO: WELLNESS COUNSELING IN PRACTICE
Chapter Four: Change Science: Models & Methods
Chapter Five: Complimentary & Alternative Treatments
Chapter Six: Incorporating Wellness Counseling Into Clinical Practice: A Case Example
SECTION THREE: DIMENSIONS OF WELLNESS
Chapter Seven: Cognition: Rules for Reality
Chapter Eight: Emotional Regulation: Stones & Water
Chapter Nine: Physical Activity and Psychological Well-being
Chapter Ten: Nutrition for Wellness: Fueling the Mind/Body
Chapter Eleven: Preventative Self-Care: Benefits of Modern Medicine
Chapter Twelve: Meaning and Wellness: Purpose for Living
Chapter Thirteen: Spirituality: Benefits of Belief
Chapter Fourteen: Cultural Context: Our Place in Time & Space
Chapter Fifteen: Our Collective Wisdom on Social Relationships and Wellness
Chapter Sixteen: Social Relationships: Burdens and BenefitsChapter Seventeen: Creativity: Spark of Wellness