Helping Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: Therapists Involved in Meaningful Social Action

Editor : Jeffrey A. Kottler, Editor : Matt Englar-Carlson, Editor : Jon Carlson

Helping Beyond the 50 Minute Hour: Therapists Involved in Meaningful Social Action

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Published : 2013
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 256
  • Category :
    Individual Psychotherapy
  • Catalogue No : 33409
  • ISBN 13 : 9780415896306
  • ISBN 10 : 0415896304

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Mental health professionals are held to a high standard of advocating for their clients and communities, and possess unique skills that can be used for good. Yet, many practitioners and academicians don't know where to begin if they want to do something more than donating to charity and helping out with random community activities. This book will meet that need.

Kottler, Carlson, and Englar-Carlson have collected a group of fellow mental health professionals who have gone beyond the 50 minute hour, to make a real difference in their communities - locally and globally. Not just another philosophical treatise on the principles of social justice, this book looks to inspire readers with amazing stories of social action, while giving them practical advice on how to embark on their own actions. Contributors represent the areas of psychology, counseling, social work, and related disciplines, and will offer examples ranging from the founding of global nonprofits to local activities.

About the Editor(s)

Jeffrey A. Kottler is professor, Department of Counseling, California State University, Fullerton. He is the author or co-author of more than eighty books. He is also head of the Madhav Ghimire Foundation, which provides scholarships for at-risk girls in Nepal.

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Jon Carlson, PsyD, EdD, ABPP is Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Governors State University, University Park, Illinois and a Psychologist with the Wellness Clinic in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. He is the author of 50 books, 150 articles and developed and produced over 250 commercial videotapes that feature the most prominent leaders in the field.

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