The goal is to record most books written or edited by Western Michigan University faculty, staff and students. There is a WMU Authors section in Waldo Library, where most of these books can be found. With a few exceptions, we do not have the rights to put the full text of the book online, so there will be a link to a place where you can purchase the book or find it in a library near you.
Child Discipline in African American Families provides and in depth, contextual understanding of African American disciplinary practices. The author argues that contextual perspective of African American child discipline is needed to fully comprehend how and why African American mothers and fathers use discipline to achieve their parenting goals. This book debunks the theory that spanking is the preferred method of child discipline for African American parents. The author provides numerous sources, cases, narratives and data that African Americans use physical discipline as a last resort option on a child discipline continuum. Adding the perspectives of seasoned trial lawyer demonstrates how research and arguments in this book are played out in a real-world context. A key feature of this book is highlighting the voices of African American parents in conceptualizing child discipline in African American homes. This data will provide new insights into how African American parents grapple with establishing parenting goals and child behavior expectations in a society that is often hostile toward African American children. The information can provide a framework for clinicians, child welfare and legal professionals to better define what is reasonable and functional when addressing child rearing concerns with African American parents.
Counseling Adults in Transition, Fifth Edition: Linking Schlossberg's Theory with Practice in a Diverse World
Mary Louise Anderson, Jane Goodman, and Nancy Schlossberg
The fifth edition of this authoritative text continues to provide expert guidance for counseling professionals working with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions. Abundantly updated with new literature and resources, the book examines the most pressing life transition issues facing today's adults. It incorporates new and emerging theories and culturally sensitive strategies for counseling diverse clients, along with new case studies providing examples and practical applications. The fifth edition sheds light on the particular challenges of populations who may feel disempowered and marginalized, allowing for a deeper understanding of transition theory.
Key themes include enhancing resilience and coping, illuminated by updated literature and discussion of applications of Schlossberg's theory and 4 S model--a model that offers effective techniques to understand and successfully navigate life transitions. Also addressed are the roles of hope, optimism, and mattering. The text deepens the discussion of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and social justice, along with intersectionality regarding multiple identities as diverse individuals and their families navigate life transitions. It also highlights the role of escalating changes in the current global, political and socio-cultural landscape. Purchase includes digital access for use on most mobile devices or computers.
New to the Fifth Edition:
- Focuses on the increasing importance of helping adults navigate transitions
- Integrates Schlossberg's unique transition model with both classic and emerging theories to guide adults in transition
- Discusses sociocultural and contextual factors in shaping the coping process
- Presents culturally sensitive strategies and interventions
- Emphasizes social justice concerns and advocacy on behalf of underrepresented populations
- Delivers rich and diverse case studies focused on transition issues
- Includes updated learning activities and exercises to enhance understanding
Mary Louise Anderson, Jane Goodman, and Nancy K. Schlossberg
The only textbook explicitly designed to address counseling with adults who are coping with individual, relationship, and work transitions, this volume integrates the basic tenets of adult development with therapeutic practice. It is based on Schlossberg's theory of transitions, a new process and content model that offers effective techniques for helping adults to understand and successfully navigate normal life transitions.
This revised edition addresses contemporary societal ills that exacerbate adult life transitions, such as a tumultuous economy, increased unemployment, bankruptcies, and foreclosures, and focuses on our increasing racial and cultural diversity. The volume also expands its consideration of spiritual and social justice issues and provides a more integrated and holistic approach to adult transitional counseling.
Robert O. Brinkerhoff
Telling Training's Story is the first accessible, affordable book to offer clear, simple tools and a compelling way of measuring and proving the impact of training on bottom-line results: The Success Case Method (SCM). Filled with examples, illustrations and checklists, the book shares the power of SCM and offers practical step-by-step guidelines for creating SCM projects.
High Impact Learning: Strategies For Leveraging Performance And Business Results From Training Investments
Robert O. Brinkerhoff and Anne M. Apking
Every organization seeks to provide its employees with learning and development opportunities that are both targeted to their individual needs and produce measurable and worthwhile business results. In High Impact Learning, Brinkerhoff and Apking outline a comprehensive, proven, and practical approach for bridging the gap between employee and organizational goals and launching training initiatives of visible and lasting impact.
James M. Croteau
Deconstructing Heterosexism in the Counseling Professions uses the personal narratives of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and heterosexual counseling psychologists and counselor educators to deconstruct the heterosexist discourse in the counseling professions, envision a discourse of sexual orientation equity, and make practical suggestions for addressing sexual orientation in professional life. The narrative approach encompasses a diversity of stories and experiences including an emphasis on racial and cultural contexts. These narratives and their analyses serve as a means for the individual and collective self examination that is needed to move LGB affirmative practice, training, and scholarship from the margins to the center of what it means to be a counseling professional.
Milton A. Cudney
Hellol I am Milt Cudney, author of this workbook. I suspect you wouldn't be reading this workbook if you didn't have an interest in eliminating self-defeating behaviors and replacing them with more life-giving ones. In over 30 years of counseling with people of all walks of life I have learned some things about behavior change that may be useful to you. It is my pleasure to be able to pass these learnings on to you.
You will find direction in this pamphlet about how to live more creatively. To do so, however, you will need to understand and apply the entire workbook. Each section is designed for a purpose, so please don't skip any. Good luck in your efforts. I believe you will find positive results from whatever time and energy you put into applying the enclosed knowledge to your life.
Milton R. Cudney
- Chapter 1. The Creation of Self-Defeating Behavior Patterns
- Chapter 2. Introduction to the SDB Theory
- Chapter 3. Fears--Source of Energy for SDB Patterns
- Chapter 4. Choices Used to Implement SDB Patterns
- Chapter 5. Naming and Following the Integrated Self
- Chapter 6. Techniques
- Chapter 7. Disowning .
- Chapter 8. Prices--Source of Energy to Quit Using SDB Patterns .
- Chapter 9. Using Mental Pictures to Probe Within
- Chapter 10. Consciously Traveling the Non-SDB Life Road
Milton R. Cudney
Index of Techniques
- Technique # I. Counselor-Made Drawings
- Technique # 2. Taking the Flip Side Of The Argument
- Technique # 3. The Use of Owning Language By The Counselor
- Technique # 4. Let The Client In On What You Are Trying To Do
- Technique # 5. Interrupt Clients
- Technique # 6. Polaroid Technique
- Technique # 7. Holding A Pretend Gun To The Client's Head
- Technique # 8. A Technique To Make Replacement Behaviors Not Seem So Strange And Unknown
- Technique # 9. Counselor Prepared To Give The Client Examples Of What The Counselor Is Seeking
- Technique #10. Wastebasket Technique
- Technique #11. The Use of Office Paraphernalia
- Technique #12. Try A Behavior On For Size
- Technique #13. Focus On How Instead Of Why
- Technique #14. Seeing A Specific Behavior From A Larger Framework
- Technique #15. Focus On The Creation Of Behaviors
- Technique #16. Non-Judging Technique
- Technique #17. Use Of Analogies
- Technique #18. Include Them In The Human Race
- Technique #19. Emphasis On Catching Oneself
- Technique #20. Learning From Mistakes
- Technique #21. Advice You Have For Others
- Technique #22. Humor
- Technique #23. The Use of Immediacy
Milton R. Cudney
For some time I have been aware of a need to have additional ways of helping people open up to see what they do to defeat themselves. The need is to help people see, and honestly face, what they do to bring about defeating results in their lives. When people can see what they do to defeat themselves, they are in a better position to make non-defeating choices. The various characters in this book have been created by me to serve as vehicles to fulfill this need. The characters themselves do not represent real individual people, but the information contained in the characters is accurate information concerning how people bring about such things as depressions, worry, alienation, impotency, failure, and the like.
Although this book is an entity in and of itself, the best utilization of it is as a supplement to my previous book entitled ELIMINATING SELF-DEFEATING BEHAVIORS.! That book is a basic text in the area of self-defeating behaviors, and this book can serve to give examples of how people implement defeating behaviors. I see this present book being used by individuals to help themselves, but I also believe helping professionals such as counselors, teachers, social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others can use this book to help open their clients' eyes to seeing more clearly what they do to defeat themselves.
Personally I have had a great deal of enjoyment in creating these various characters. I hope my enjoyment comes through so that the reader can not only learn some valuable things about defeating behaviors, but can enjoy involvement with the book as well.
Milton R. Cudney, Ph.D. April 10, 1975
Milton R. Cudney
Milton R. Cudney
Jane Goodman, Nancy Schlossberg, and Mary Louise Anderson
Effective adult counseling depends on a successful integration of empirical knowledge and theory with practice. Such a framework continues to be made explicit in this updated third edition of Counseling Adults in Transition, a practical guide for students, teachers, counselors, and all other helping professionals. In the decade since the second edition of this book, the pace of change has accelerated, and the world has become more complex.
Tim Mooney and Robert O. Brinkerhoff
For years there have been dozens of books about training and how to do it more effectively, with more impact, with greater focus on performance, and so on, and on. Yet despite the surge of books and advice over the past decade, training departments continue to struggle to produce concrete results, and the value of training is constantly questioned. But some "upstarts" are achieving results in a radical, non-traditional way in small pockets around the world. Based on four years of Advantage Performance Group's groundbreaking work, and featuring numerous real-life stories and several illuminating case studies this book shares the process, the journey, and the professional courage these HRD professionals took to ensure that they were helping their organizations achieve important business results.
Special report for the National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
Please Understand takes you to a place many are not allowed to go—the secret thoughts of socially, emotionally, and economically deprived children. Marcy L. Peake presents their thoughts and the power of their pleas as they resonate promote and understanding of an oftentimes misunderstood, ignored, and disposable population. Educators, human services professionals, and anyone concerned about little people will be enlightened, saddened, and empowered to seek understanding, extend care, and fiercely protect the hearts and souls of our most vulnerable.