1st Edition

Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transition From Research to Practice

Edited By Laura Nota, Salvatore Soresi Copyright 2018
    280 Pages
    by Routledge

    274 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transition explores how threats and challenges caused by rapid social and technological changes require counselors and coaches to rethink their usual ways of working, and, in some cases, even abandon their traditional theoretical anchors. The authors of this forward-thinking book argue that practitioners who aim to help others strengthen their resources can no longer afford to wait for clients in their offices or offer them protected, objective and neutral professional relationships.

    Contributors from around the world argue that there is a real need for new counseling and coaching actions to be delivered in different contexts: counselors and coaches should be able to use heterogeneous languages and interventions, as well as numerous relationship modalities and activities in order to streamline the support that they offer to people in sectors as diverse as health and well-being, life and career design, prevention and community inclusion, work inclusion, and schools. The book provides an evidence-based framework, with numerous counseling and coaching examples that are capable of promoting people’s strengths, whether this be face-to-face, in groups, or online.

    This book will appeal to academics, researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of counseling and coaching, as well as those with an interest in psychological, social and educational science. It should also be essential reading for practitioners and policymakers in a diverse range of contexts, including those working on intervention and support for vulnerable people, non-traditional and disadvantaged students, and people with disabilities.

    Counseling and Coaching in Times of Crisis and Transitions: An introduction

    Part I: Approaches, Methodologies and Techniques for Counseling and Coaching

    Counseling and Reflexive Processes: Role of Multimodal Narrative Devices in Promoting Reflection and Reflexivity in a University Context (Giovanna Esposito, Maria Francesca Freda)

    New Issues in Cognitive Counseling: Counseling Skills in Health Care (Maria Grazia Strepparava, Marco Bani, Giorgio Rezzonico)

    The Increasingly Prominent Role of Visualization in Counseling: Examples and Implications for School Counseling (Moshe Israelashvili)

    A Practitioner’s Perspective on Coaching Effectiveness (Tim Theeboom, Annelies E.M. van Vianen, Bianca Beersma, Robert Zwitser, Vladimer Kobayash)

    Part II: Career Counseling and Counseling for Professional Life

    Career Counseling and Career Coaching in Working Contexts: Learning from Each Other (Maria Eduarda Duarte)

    Promoting Adaptive Career Behavior: A Social Cognitive Career Theory Perspective (Steven Brown, Robert W. Lent)

    Life Design and Career Counseling: Self-determination and Autonomous Motivation (Michael L. Wehmeyer, Karrie A. Shogren)

    Narrative Career Counseling: Theoretical and Application Proposals within the Narrative Vocational Identity (Laura Aleni Sestito, Luigia Simona Sica, Tiziana Di Palma)

    Gender-sensitive Career Counseling: An Innovative Approach (Elisabetta Camussi, Chiara Annovazzi, Lorenzo Montali, Maria Cristina Ginevra)

    Improving Expertise in Career Counseling and Coaching (Terence J. G. Tracey)

    Part III: Counseling and Coaching Actions for Well-being and Inclusion

    Prevention Psychology: Interventions to Promote Health and Well-being (John L. Romano)

    Counseling, Training and Coaching with Mothers and Fathers: Pathways for Promoting Inclusion (Lea Ferrari, Teresa Maria Sgaramella, Ilaria Di Maggio)

    The Challenge of Career Counseling and Guidance for Adolescents and Young Adults in Areas of Global Migration and Multicultural Societies: The Case of Israeli Arabs (Rachel Gali Cinamon)

    Psychological Distress and Other Aspects Regarding Cancer Genetic Testing (Valentina Di Mattei, Martina Bernardi, Letizia Carnelli)

    The Disclosure Dilemma: Disability, Identity and Self-determination (Kate Scorgie, Sarah Scorgie)

    Promoting Courage in Children: The Role of Coaching (Maria Cristina Ginevra, Sara Santilli)

    Conclusions: Ideas for the Next Future of Counseling and Coaching


    Laura Nota is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padova, Italy. She is Delegate of the Rector for Inclusion and Disability. Her research interests concern the fields of career counseling and coaching, and psychology of inclusion.

    Salvatore Soresi is Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology at the University of Padova, Italy. His research activities concern counseling, career counseling and career coaching, and psychology of disability and inclusion.