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Voices from the Field
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All professional counselors can identify a number of key turning points in their careers: moments, interactions, and processes that crystallized key realizations for them regarding their practice with clients, work with students, or self-understanding. The sharing of these defining moments among counselors can lead to the building of a community in their profession and the prompting of their own growth as helpers. This text is a collection of essays written by graduate students and counseling professionals describing their experiences related to entering the counseling profession, work in individual and group counseling, and difficult moments they have faced in their practices. Along with these essays, the editors present discussion questions and suggestions for the reader on how to articulate and write about their own experiences, allowing them to shape these lived experiences into useful tools for development.
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Table of Contents

Introduction to Defining Moments. The Lay Helper. The Beginning Student. The Advanced Student. The Novice Professional. The Advanced Professional. The Senior Professional. Defining Your Own Journey.

About the Author

Michelle Trotter-Mathison, PhD, is a psychologist at Boynton Health Center and lecturer at the University of Minnesota. Julie M. Koch, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Sandra Sanger, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Thomas M. Skovholt, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a Licensed Psychologist.

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"There is much vicarious learning that will result from reading these courageously described defining moments. I certainly resonated to many of their experiences; I laughed at some descriptions, and shed a poignant tear at others. This powerful resource is a must read by all students, psychotherapists, educators, and researchers involved in counseling and psychotherapy." - Melba J. T. Vasquez, PhD, ABPP, Psychologist, Independent Practice, Austin, Texas; 2010 President Elect, American Psychological Association "Voila!! This rich compendium of defining moments straight from the inner lives of counseling professionals provides a treasure-trove of guideposts and guidance for students and seasoned professionals alike in their search for meaning in their work. Bravo!" - Puncky P. Heppner, PhD, Professor, Department of Educational, School, and Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri, Columbia "This book is truly a gift to counseling practitioners. It offers a fascinating journey into self-discovery and universal truths through personal and heartfelt narratives from some of the leading counselors and therapists in our field. Once I began reading these firsthand accounts, I could not put it down and I could not forget the vivid lessons they taught." - Jeffrey P. Prince, PhD, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, University of California, Berkeley "Voices from the Field is a wonderful collection of compelling stories from the journey of professional development. The narratives in this work are a privilege and honor to read. This is an outstanding resource for counseling students, counselor educators, counseling psychologists and mental health professionals." - Patrick H. Munley, PhD, ABPP, Professor and Chair, Department of Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Western Michigan University "The authors have given us a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the developing therapist. I found myself misty eyed as I read through so many of the narratives, and I am thankful to the authors and editors for seeing the importance of re-telling these defining moments of being and becoming a therapist." - Tom Krieshok, PhD, Professor of Counseling Psychology, University of Kansas "This really is a "one size fits all" book. As I read this book, I was thinking of all the people who would benefit from having it on their shelf, and the book makes it very clear that students, supervisors, trainers together with practitioners would be the benefiters... I would urge you to pick up a copy of this book and instantly you will feel connected to many others out there all over the world who talk so candidly about their defining moments. I found that, as I read this book, I was aware of being part of this bigger outside world and that good work was taking place in each corner of the world for both clients and practitioners." Ursula Somerville, Inside Out "A compelling collection of narratives that portray moments in the lives of counselors and therapists that are expressed as defining moments...This collection of narratives provides insight into the world of the counselor and therapist over time, from initial choice of this career to seasoned clinicians... The text would be an excellent addition to a nursing curriculum to demonstrate the expanse of learning that a counselor/therapist or anyone in a health-care related field must navigate." - Lora Humphrey Beebe, Ph.D., in Issues in Mental Health Nursing

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