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Seligman, Linda – 1998
This book presents an overview of the major types of mental disorders, accompanied by treatment models that are structured, comprehensive, grounded in research, and likely to be effective. Chapter topics are: (1) "Introduction to Effective Treatment Planning"; (2) "Mental Disorders in Infants, Children, and Adolescents"; (3) "Situationally…
Descriptors: Clinical Diagnosis, Counseling, Counselor Training, Individual Development
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Seligman, Linda – Journal of Counseling & Development, 1984
Presents a method for helping clients deal productively with temporary intervals in counseling relationships that may be caused by either counselor or client vacations or trips. Advocates developing goals, providing an opportunity for continued communication, referrals, processing of accomplishments, and scheduling the next session. (LLL)
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselors, Termination of Treatment, Vacations
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Seligman, Linda – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1977
Haitians have been found to respond well to client-centered group counseling and to be able to use that structure to deal with personal, social, and vocational difficulties. Counseling with Haitians can be particularly gratifying because of their motivation for self-help and their willingness to become involved in counseling. (Author)
Descriptors: Counselor Role, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Disadvantaged
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Seligman, Linda – Journal of the NAWDAC, 1981
Describes a career counseling program for adult females. Reports questionnaire results used to assess the effectiveness of that program. Male as well as female clients seemed to derive both attitudinal and occupational benefits from career counseling and expressed positive views of the career counseling process. (Author)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Counseling, Career Development, Females
Seligman, Linda – Journal of Non-White Concerns in Personnel and Guidance, 1979
Sheds light on the difficulties of one of the most problem-ridden segments of our society's young people--minority foster children--and suggests ways to improve the help that these children receive. Results indicate that a satisfactory rapport could be established with these children with moderate effort and that rewarding therapeutic…
Descriptors: Black Youth, Child Welfare, Family Counseling, Foster Children
Seligman, Linda – 1984
Historically, family counseling grew from a focus on the individual to an emphasis on the importance of the entire family as the unit of treatment and the structure of the family as the key ingredient in family functioning. Strategic family therapy (SFT) has evolved from these traditional intervention approaches to the use of a brief, directive,…
Descriptors: Counseling Effectiveness, Counseling Objectives, Counseling Techniques, Family Counseling
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Seligman, Linda – Personnel and Guidance Journal, 1983
Discusses and clarifies the diagnostic system of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-II). The DSM-II seeks to provide a detailed description of all categories of mental illness according to five diagnostic axes. Diagnoses are divided into 17 broad categories, each subdivided into specific diagnoses. (JAC)
Descriptors: Classification, Clinical Diagnosis, Counselor Role, Counselors
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Seligman, Linda – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1988
Presents results of an analysis of manuscripts submitted to the American Mental Health Counselors Association Journal from 1983 through 1986. Provides information on authors, types of manuscripts received, and disposition of manuscripts. Cites several topics of particular relevance and reader interest, including marriage and family counseling,…
Descriptors: Authors, Counselors, Editors, Mental Health
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Seligman, Linda – Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 1999
The process of diagnosing mental disorders and the use of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) have been increasingly important for counselors. This article provides information on the hallmarks of this shift. Reviews and discusses the changes form the third and fourth editions of the DSM. Offers predictions as to future…
Descriptors: Change, Clinical Diagnosis, Cognitive Dissonance, Counseling
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Seligman, Linda – Counselor Education and Supervision, 1993
Describes approach to teaching treatment planning that author has used successfully in both seminars and graduate courses. Clarifies nature and importance of systematic treatment planning, then describes context in which treatment planning seems more effectively taught, and concludes with step-by-step plan for teaching treatment planning.…
Descriptors: Counseling Techniques, Counselor Training, Higher Education, Planning
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Seligman, Linda – School Counselor, 1981
Describes the use of Virginia Satir's model to family counseling, emphasizing prevention, personal growth, self-esteem, and communication in improving the functioning of the family system. Presents a case study using the model. Results indicate the family became more nurturing as a result of counseling. (JAC)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Communication Problems, Counseling Techniques
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Seligman, Linda – School Counselor, 1981
A case study of a high school student concerned with weight problems illustrates multimodal behavior therapy and its use in a high school setting. Multimodal therapy allows the school counselor to maximize referral sources while emphasizing growth and actualization. (JAC)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Case Studies, Counseling Effectiveness
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Seligman, Linda – Counselor Education and Supervision, 1978
This study investigates peer supervision. The criterion used was counselor trainees' growth in facilitative functioning. The study sought to ascertain whether the facilitative counselor trainee was also the effective peer supervisor, to provide information on evaluating peer-supervisory experience, and to shed light on the most effective…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Training, Higher Education, Peer Evaluation
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Seligman, Linda – Journal of Counseling Psychology, 1975
The skin-potential responses of six college students were monitored while each was seen for 10 counseling sessions. Negative skin-potential responses were accompanied by feelings described as pleasant and released; positive responses were associated with unpleasant and inhibited feelings; and neutral responses were often associated with unpleasant…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Check Lists, Cognitive Processes, Counseling
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Foreman, Susan; Seligman, Linda – School Counselor, 1983
Discusses legal and developmental aspects of adolescent abuse, as distinguished from child abuse. The role of the school counselor in identifying and counseling abused adolescents and their families is discussed and several forms of intervention and support services are described. (JAC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Child Abuse, Counselor Role, Family Problems
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