Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions
Edited by Lawrence C. Rubin
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Popular Culture in Counseling, Psychotherapy, and Play-Based Interventions by Lawrence C. Rubin
Book DescriptionPopular culture, simply stated, is the language of a people, expressed through everything from its clothing, food choices, and religious practices to its media. The popular and predominant values, interests, and needs of a society find their way into mass consciousness through a variety of venues including literature, cinema, television, video games, sport, and music. Through the inter-related forces of mass production, global marketing and the Internet, the fruits of popular culture penetrate into stores, living rooms, and everyday experience of children, teens, and adults in the form of catchphrases, toys, iconography, celebrities, and indelible images. Psychotherapists and counselors who can tap into the powerful images, messages, and icons of popular culture have at their disposal an unlimited universe of resources for growth, change, and healing.Using real-world case examples and sound psychological theory, this book demonstrates how you can immediately start incorporating popular culture icons and images into your counseling or therapy. In this way, the authors will help elevate your ability to conduct clinical interviews with clients of all ages and all types of clinical problems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780826101181
(229mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publisher: Springer Publishing Co Inc
Publish Date: 30-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Lawrence C. Rubin
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This text helps students develop critical skills in diagnosis, case conceptualization and treatment-planning by presenting a series of diagnostic cases based on characters from popular culture. Using a unique and engaging approach, this allows students to practice skill development before they actually start working on real client scenarios.
Play-Based Interventions for Children and Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hardback (March 2012)
Using Superheroes in Counseling and Play Therapy, Hardback (December 2006)» View all books by Lawrence C. Rubin
Takes the reader on a how-to tour of the benefits of using pop-culture and fantasy in psychotherapy and play therapy. Presenting case studies, this work shows how it is possible to uncover children's secret identities, and assist treatment of adolescents with sexual behavior problems.
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Author Biography - Lawrence C. Rubin
Lawrence C. Rubin, PhD, LMHC, RPT-S, is a Professor of Counselor Education at St. Thomas University in Miami.
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