I Never Knew I Had a Choice Explorations in Personal Growth

ISBN-10: 0534607861

ISBN-13: 9780534607869

Edition: 8th 2006 (Revised)

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Description: Thousands of readers have used this honest and inspiring book to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm--yet thoroughly research-based--discussion of significant dimensions of life, the Coreys help students expand their awareness of the choices available to them. As students work through the text's self-inventories, exercises, and activities and read the first-person accounts of the choices real people have made in response to challenging life events, they will gain insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way.

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Book details

List price: $137.95
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 3/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is the co-author of several counseling textbooks, and has made educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Marianne has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With her husband, Jerry Corey, she has given many presentations at professional conferences and has conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars, and personal growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.

Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth
Where Am I Now?
Choice and Change
A Model for Personal Growth
Are You an Active Learner?
Multiple Intelligences and Multiple Learning Styles
Getting the Most From This Book: Suggestions for Personal Learning
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
The Rogers Indicator of Multiple Intelligences
Resources for Future Study
Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence
Where Am I Now?
Stages of Personality Development: A Preview
Infancy
Early Childhood
Impact of the First 6 Years of Life
Middle Childhood
Pubescence
Adolescence
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Adulthood and Autonomy
Where Am I Now?
The Struggle Toward Autonomy and Interdependence
Stages of Adulthood
Early Adulthood
Middle Adulthood
Late Middle Age
Late Adulthood
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Your Body and Wellness
Where Am I Now?
Wellness and Life Choices
Maintaining Sound Health Practices
Your Bodily Identity
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Managing Stress
Where Am I Now?
Sources of Stress
Effects of Stress
Destructive Reactions to Stress
Constructive Responses to Stress
Time Management
Money Management
Meditation
Mindfulness
Deep Relaxation
Yoga
Therapeutic Massage
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Love
Where Am I Now?
Love Makes a Difference
Barriers to Loving and Being Loved
Is It Worth It to Love?
Learning to Love and Appreciate Ourselves
Inauthentic and Authentic Love
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Relationships
Where Am I Now?
Types of Intimacy
Meaningful Relationships: A Personal View
Anger and Conflict in Relationships
Dealing With Communication Blocks
Gay and Lesbian Relationships
Separation and Divorce
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Becoming the Woman or Man You Want to be
Where Am I Now?
Male Roles
Female Roles
Alternatives to Rigid Gender-Role Expectations
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Sexuality
Where Am I Now?
Misconceptions About Sexuality
Developing Your Own Sexual Values
Learning to Talk Openly About Sexual Issues
Sex and Guilt
Learning to Enjoy Sensuality and Sexuality
Sex and Intimacy
AIDS: A Contemporary Crisis
Other Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexual Abuse and Harassment
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Work and Recreation
Where Am I Now?
Your College Education as Your Work
Choosing an Occupation or Career
The Process of Deciding on a Career
Choices at Work
Changing Careers in Midlife
Retirement
The Place of Work and Recreation in Your Life
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Loneliness and Solitude
Where Am I Now?
The Value of Loneliness and Solitude
Learning to Confront the Fear of Loneliness
Creating Our Own Loneliness Through Shyness
Loneliness and Our Life Stages
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Death and Loss
Where Am I Now?
Our Fears of Death
Death and the Meaning of Life
Suicide: Ultimate Choice or Ultimate Cop-Out?
Freedom in Dying
The Stages of Death and Loss
Grieving Over Death, Separation, and Other Losses
Being "Dead" Psychologically and Socially
How Well Are You Living Life?
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Meaning and Values
Where Am I Now?
Our Quest for Identity
Our Search for Meaning and Purpose
The Foundations of Meaning
Our Values in Action
Embracing Diversity
The Quick Discrimination Index
Summary
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
Pathways to Personal Growth
Where Am I Now?
Pathways for Continued Self-Exploration
Counseling as a Path to Self-Understanding
Dreams as a Path to Self-Understanding
Concluding Comments
Where Can I Go From Here?
Resources for Future Study
References and Suggested Readings
Index
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