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Positive Counseling

A Guide to Assessing and Enhancing Client Strength and Growth (First Edition)
Garrett J. McAuliffe
This text is a comprehensive introduction to positive counseling methods. It provides students a balanced assessment model that invites them to consider the four positive dimensions in a client's life: cultural context; life phase; cognitive stage; and personality style. Featuring the writing of experts in their respective specialties, this book gathers together new thinking and research on positive psychology.

Garrett J. McAuliffe earned his Ed.D. in counseling at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a professor of counseling and human services at Old Dominion University. Dr. McAuliffe has written extensively on topics in the discipline, with his work appearing in, among others, Counseling Today, the Journal of Counseling and Development, Counselor Education and Supervision. He is the author/coauthor of several books including Handbook of Counselor Preparation: Constructivist and Developmental Approaches, and most recently Irish Perspectives on Counseling. Widely regarded as a significant contributor to the counseling field, Dr. McAuliffe has won multiple awards for his research, teaching, and advocacy.