ERIC Number: EJ826761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
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Chaos Theory as a Model for Life Transitions Counseling: Nonlinear Dynamics and Life's Changes
Bussolari, Cori J.; Goodell, Judith A.
Journal of Counseling & Development, v87 n1 p98-107 Win 2009
Chaos theory is presented for counselors working with clients experiencing life transitions. It is proposed as a model that considers disorder, unpredictability, and lack of control as normal parts of transition processes. Nonlinear constructs from physics are adapted for use in counseling. The model provides a method clients can use to reconstruct their own alternative life narratives, a framework in which life stories are understood, and a means to facilitate cocreation of adaptive interventions.
Descriptors: Physics, Counseling, Models, Intervention, Counseling Techniques, Theories, Experience, Change, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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