All professional counselors and therapists can identify a number of turning points in their careers - moments, interactions, or processes - that led to key realizations regarding their practice with clients, work with students, or self-understanding. This book is a collection of such turning points, which the editors term defining moments, contributed by professionals in different stages of their counseling careers. You'll find personal stories, lessons learned, and unique insights in their narratives that will impact your own development as a practitioner, regardless of whether you are a graduate student or a senior professional.
Michelle Trotter-Mathison, PhD, is a psychologist at Boynton Health Center and lecturer at the University of Minnesota. Julie M. Koch, PhD, is an assistant professor in the School of Applied Health and Educational Psychology at Oklahoma State University. Sandra Sanger, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology Program at the University of Minnesota. Thomas M. Skovholt, PhD, ABPP, is Professor of Counseling and Student Personnel Psychology at the University of Minnesota and a Licensed Psychologist.