By Mary Anderson PhD, Jane Goodman PhD, Nancy Schlossberg EdD

The merely textbook explicitly designed to handle counseling with adults who're dealing with person, dating, and paintings transitions, this quantity integrates the fundamental tenets of grownup improvement with healing perform. it truly is in line with Schlossberg's concept of transitions, a brand new strategy and content material version that provides potent suggestions for assisting adults to appreciate and effectively navigate basic existence transitions.

This revised variation addresses modern societal ills that exacerbate grownup existence transitions, corresponding to a tumultuous financial system, elevated unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosure, and makes a speciality of our expanding racial and cultural range. the amount additionally expands its attention of non secular and social justice concerns and gives a extra built-in and holistic method of grownup transitional counseling.

Key beneficial properties of the hot version:

  • Based on Schlossberg's approach, a brand new version for counseling adults in transition
  • Offers functional new concepts and routines to be used in transitional counseling
  • Addresses unemployment and coping in an doubtful social/economic context
  • Focuses on loss and resilience, range, tradition, social justice, and spirituality
  • Contains new sections on transitioning to maturity, dwelling preparations together with diversified relations buildings, mobility, siblings, in-laws, and retirement
  • Introduces new strategies comparable to collectivist coping, hardiness, mindfulness, and transcendence

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Neugarten and Neugarten (1987) emphasized that to understand a particular life history, one must view it in its appropriate historical context. Clearly, as historical times change, social prescriptions for age-appropriate behavior also may change. For example, people are living longer, and the postparental period has consequently lengthened considerably. At the 24 Counseling Adults in Transition same time, economic maturity for many young people is being delayed while a larger proportion of them attend college and go on to graduate or professional schools.

According to Hudson (1991), however, each generation shares cultural reference points and historical events that influence their values throughout the lifecycle. Generation identity greatly influences how individuals view their world and how they age and develop as human beings. Although midlife adults today continue to increase their expectations for their lives and their options, increasingly they are experiencing a wide gap between their dreams and reality. Hudson (1991) stated that the challenge is one of courage, and rather than mourning the premature death of the “American Dream,” adults need to explore their new personal depths and discover their own visionary capacities.

Adult Development Theories 17 include greater diversity in samples regarding ethnicity and demographic variables, such as age, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. According to Hoffman (2006), most studies on women’s identity development are based on findings focused on White women, which tend to perpetuate a one-dimensional view of women as gendered beings while overlooking the intersection of gender with ethnic or racial identity in a woman’s total identity. Another area that has been overlooked is the racial development among multiracial people.

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