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Adaptable Interventions for Counseling Concerns

A Step-by-Step Clinical Workbook, 1st Edition

By Freeman Woolnough, Autumn Marie Chilcote


218 pages | 48 B/W Illus.

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Adaptable Interventions for Counseling Concerns is filled with more than 40 interventions appropriate for new and experienced professionals alike. The interventions are organized in a unique yet practical manner, including options for individual reader creativity and personal adaptations within the text itself. The book’s uniqueness lies in the broad coverage of common concerns, formatting, and ease in navigation. Each chapter is devoted to a specific client concern, with seven suggested intervention strategies clearly labeled by modality to make it easy for readers to find new interventions best suited to their practice. Chapters also introduce relevant and recent research on client concerns, contextualizing the circumstances for which a counseling professional could apply the chosen interventions. Intervention sections also include space for individualized notes and reader personalization.


"Woolnough and Chilcote tackle one of the biggest challenges in counseling: translating theory into practice. Ranging from techniques that engage the client expressively through art and movement to cognitive change, Adaptable Interventions for Counseling Concerns fulfills its promise to make varied methods adaptable to every clinician and clinical setting. Therapists will find interventions that move clients toward deeper insight as well as cognitive and behavioral change."

Margaret Wehrenberg, PsyD, author of The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques

"Autumn Marie Chilcote and Freeman Woolnough have created an essential facilitation tool for all front-line workers. The interventions and group exercises are a must have. Buy this book!"

Ian Nelson, director of the West Island LGBTQ Centres for Youth, Adults & Seniors and board director of AIDS Community Care Montreal (ACCM)

"This is a creative and informative book that provides an array of different interventions tied to common client concerns. What stands out is not just the careful and thorough description of a range of interventions but also the focus on adaptability. It is obvious that the authors are speaking from experience and intent on providing a practical guide and ideas book that will be used over and over again. I highly recommend it."

Norman Amundson, PhD, professor of counselling psychology at the University of British Columbia

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Stress and Anxiety 2. Low Mood and Depression 3. Emotional Regulation 4. Trauma and Safety 5. Relationships and Communication 6. Identity 7. Endings Afterword: Hope-Work Afterword: Words We Like Index

About the Authors

Freeman Woolnough, MEd, CCC, is a counselor who supports post-secondary students in Ontario. Outside of the counseling office, he delivers workshops and presentations across Canada on a variety of mental health topics.

Autumn Marie Chilcote, MEd, is a psychological services professional specializing in person-centered and creative therapies. She provides counseling, research, and education across a range of public and private industries.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / Counseling
PSYCHOLOGY / Psychotherapy / General