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Change is inevitable, and each person handles each event differently, some with more difficulty than others. In Lifestyle Changes, psychologist Vera Maass draws on 25 years of practice experience - and a lifetime filled with changes, growth, and challenges - to present a clinician's guide to working with clients who are facing a fundamental change in their lifestyle. Each chapter explores a different event and its potential impacts on the client's current lifestyle, focusing on positive ways to respond and adapt to the situation. Through a mix of case examples, personal vignettes, sample clinician/client dialog, and engaging language, Lifestyle Changes provides an accessible and practical resource for practitioners that maximizes the potential for positive growth out of each experience.
Yesterday’s Guarantees - Today’s Insecurities. Marital Relationships: The Long and Short of It. Divorce: When Waiting Until Death Do Us Part Becomes Too Long. Widowhood: When Loss Seems Overwhelming. Career Changes. Cohabitation, the Challenges of an Alternative Lifestyle. Single Parenthood. Health-related Issues Requiring Changes. Care-taking Responsibilities: Putting One’s Own Life on Hold. Retirement: A Diverse Menu of Options. Geographical and Cultural Relocations.