Lenses: Applying Lifespan Development Theories in Counseling, 1st Edition

  • Kurt L. Kraus Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • ISBN-10: 0618370307  |  ISBN-13: 9780618370306
  • 496 Pages
  • © 2009 | Published
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Lenses offers a current and practical review of human development perspectives and theories, a subject that is often critically under-represented in graduate courses. Kraus presents an expansive selection of human development models, theories, and perspectives, and demonstrates how a strong grasp of developmental principles can inform practical applications.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: Introduction: Establishing a Meaningful Context.
PART I: Global Lenses.
CHAPTER 2: A Social Constructionist View of Development.
CHPATER 3: Bronfenbrenner's Ecological Model.
PART II: Theory-Specific Lenses.
CHAPTER 4: Cognition, Culture, and Society: Understanding Cognitive Development in the Tradition of Vygotsky.
CHAPTER 5: Robert Kegan's Subject-Object Theory of Development.
CHAPTER 6: Psychoanalytic Theory in Action.
CHAPTER 7: Erik and Joan Eriksons' Approach to Human Development in Counseling.
PART III: Identity Development Lenses.
CHAPTER 8: Lifespan Developmental Issues for Women.
CHAPTER 9: Lesbian Identity Development.
CHAPTER 10: Gay Male Identity Development and Counseling.
CHAPTER 11: Black Racial Identity Development.
CHAPTER 12: Defining Latino Identity Through Late Adolescent Development.
CHAPTER 13: White Racial Identity Development.
CHAPTER 14: Spiritual Development: Focusing as a Gateway in Counseling.
Name Index.
Subject Index.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kurt L. Kraus

Kurt L. Kraus is an associate professor of counseling at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania. His path there included teaching English and special education at the middle and secondary levels in central Maine. He went on to become a school counselor and continued his education at the University of Maine, where he earned his doctorate in 1996. Dr. Kraus's current clinical, teaching, and research interests include counseling children and adolescents, group work, and identity development.