In COUNSELING IN CHALLENGING CONTEXTS, International Edition, Michael Ungar introduces the new social ecological model designed to integrate the best of what we know about individual and family counseling and case management with practical applications of strengths-based interventions in clinical, community and institutional settings. Two concepts of Navigation and Negotiation organize the theory and its application to counseling practice in office-based and community settings. A DVD demonstrating practice accompanies the text.
Michael Ungar is a university research professor, as well as a professor in the School of Social Work, at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. His research is focused on understanding resilience among children and families across cultures and contexts. He has led several studies, including an 11-country program of research on positive development among at-risk youth. He has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as six books for parents, educators and helping professionals. In addition to research and writing, Dr. Ungar maintains a small family therapy practice for troubled children, youth and their families.