Excerpt from my June Issue- The Counselor’s Compass/ Monthly newsletter


The Jungle Pack is a workbook and journal written by me to help therapists keep on track of a client’s story of how he or she sees the world.  Along the way, there are prompts for the client to answer in a self-customized manner.  The main theme here is goal-setting and awareness of other people’s emotional triggers.  The client is provided with therapy tools to help with making choices amidst what is confronting themselves at home, school or in the community.  Motto for the book is:  We all step on each others toes at one time or another; sometimes without even trying. 


The workbook-journal is 83 pages in length.  No graphics.  $20.00 per book.  10% of each book sale goes toward Joplin Red Cross.  Plastic comb bounding.  By 5/20/2011, I will be carrying an order form and receipt-book with me.  Cell # is 620-719-0488.  Home # 918-323-0777.  Emails:

d_peace1967@yahoo.com and davidpeace23@yahoo.com

Until I figure out how to integrate a PayPal “buy now” button onto this site, please try to reach me at the email addresses or phone numbers.  Also, I have unlimited text in the U.S.

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3 responses to “Excerpt from my June Issue- The Counselor’s Compass/ Monthly newsletter

  1. Good luck with the book David, Sounds like a unique idea. Keeping it simple is the key.

  2. How do you reach a client who refuses to participate in the counseling session. They come to counseling but answer questions with “I don’t know.” They refuse to take responsibility for their own actions, e.g. somebody “made them do it,” or they lie about what actually happened to avoid the appearance of complicity. When asked what the solution to their problems is, they blame their geographical location and want to move to a place where the people will treat them better.

    • Thanks Gary! This can be done with starting the client answering prompts such as “I will not ____________________________.” or “3 things I don’t like about school are ____________, _________, _____________________.” Here, you have taken the fight out of expecting the client’s cooperation and leting them rant. If the client is ranting, he or she is participating and actually taking part in the conversation. You are just setting it up. When kid is actually saying things in counseling, there is a message to his/ her mind and body that says “It’s okay to talk here, with this adult.” It’s just a matter of helping them get over the hump.

      Then again, it might help to walk into the session wearing a red nose and rainbow hair and asking “What’s your problem?”

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