Über den Autor
Richard A. Young, Ph.D., is Professor of Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He is a Fellow of the American and Canadian Psychological Associations, a Registered Psychologist in British Columbia, and President of Division 16 (Counselling Psychology) of the International Association of Applied Psychology. He is a founding member of the Aeschi Group on Meeting the Suicidal Person. His current interests include the application of action theory and the qualitative action-project method to a variety of research topics, including the transition to adulthood, families, career development, health, and suicide.
Sheila K. Marshall is an Associate Professor of Family Studies at the University of British Columbia. Her research investigates adolescent-parent interactions and the transfer and uptake of rights and responsibilities during the transition to adulthood. She is particularly interested in the management of information between adolescents and parents and how it, in turn, influences actions such as identity construction and resource sharing.
Ladislav Valach is Oberassistant at the Institute of Psychology, Psychopathology and Clinical Intervention, University Zurich and a private practitioner. He is a founding member of the Aeschi Group on Meeting the Suicidal Person. His current interests include questions on organization and flow of actions, projects and long-term processes such as career, health, suicide, work, and life enhancement. Together with his colleagues he deals with practical, theoretical and methodological issues in his writing, teaching, discussing, counseling and psychotherapy.
Transition to Adulthood: Introduction.-Transition to Adulthood as Goal-Directed Action.-Action and the practice of counseling for transitions.-Studying Transition Processes.-Relationships.-Emotion and the Transition to Adulthood.-Identity.-Family.-Work.-Culture.-Romantic Relationships.-Transition in the Context of Disability.-Suicide in the Context of the Transition to Adulthood.-Working with Narrative and Interpretation.-Using the Self-Confrontation Procedure in Counseling
-applies the comprehensive approach of action theory to counseling and transition
-creates clear links among the problem/issue, the theory, the methods, and the implementation of the action theory approach in counseling practice
-topics illustrated with extensive case material
-applications to practice with a high practice-theory compatibility