James Madison University

Publications

Crisis intervention: Building resilience in troubled times.


Social Class and the Helping Professions: A Clinician’s Guide to Navigating the Landscape of Class in America


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Debbie C. Sturm and Donna Gibson (Editors)

Designed as a first course for graduate students on a community counseling track, this text provides a practical introduction to the field and covers all the core competencies required by CACREP. Students learn about the challenges a counselor may face--including ethical dilemmas and the struggle to meet an increasing demand for mental health services for a diverse population--through personal accounts, structured activities, and practical hints from experienced counselors.

Becoming a Community Counselor: Personal and Professional Explorations


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Renee Staton, A. Jerry Benson , Michele Kielty Briggs, Eric Cowan, Lennis G. Echterling, William F. Evans, J. Edson McKee, Jack Presbury, Anne L. Stewart

Designed as a first course for graduate students on a community counseling track, this text provides a practical introduction to the field and covers all the core competencies required by CACREP. Students learn about the challenges a counselor may face--including ethical dilemmas and the struggle to meet an increasing demand for mental health services for a diverse population--through personal accounts, structured activities, and practical hints from experienced counselors.

Crisis Intervention: Promoting Resilience and Resolution in Troubled Times


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Lennis G. Echterling, Jack Presbury, J. Edson McKee

“This text presents a compelling argument that victims of crisis and trauma can recover and grow into strong and healthy survivors.   The text’s emphasis on resilience is an important next step in the evolution of this helping technique.   Its detailed explanation of the techniques that utilize the strength of survivors is valuable for neophytes and experienced helpers alike.   The exercises and discussion questions presented move it from a theory based text into a valuable tool for skill development. This text is a very valuable addition to the literature on crisis intervention.”   Thomas W. Rueth, University of Dayton

Ideas and Tools for Brief Counseling


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Jack H. Presbury, Lennis G. Echterling, J. Edson McKee

This practical book is the first of its kind to fully integrate theory and technique of brief counseling while presenting the relationship as the key to any successful intervention. All chapters include ideas and tools for brief counseling and case studies that take the reader step-by-step through the techniques of the first session and beyond. It is written to engage readers and invite them to participate in both self-exploration and discovery. For anyone interested in the advantages of brief counseling.

Beyond Brief counseling: An Integrative Approach (2nd ed.)


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Presbury, J., Echterling, L. G., & McKee, J. E.

This practical book is the first of its kind to fully integrate theory and technique of brief counseling while presenting the relationship as the key to any successful intervention. All chapters include ideas and tools for brief counseling and case studies that take the reader step-by-step through the techniques of the first session and beyond. It is written to engage readers and invite them to participate in both self-exploration and discovery. For anyone interested in the advantages of brief counseling.

Thriving!


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Echterling, L. G., Cowan, W. E., Evans, W. F., Staton, A. R., McKee, J. E., Presbury, J., & Stewart, A.

This text for first-year graduate students in the helping professions offers guidance for the upcoming years of study. As a handbook or supplement, Thriving! enables students to excel in their personal and professional lives as they train for their careers. Throughout the text, students are provided with practical advice and the necessary tools for a rewarding and fulfilling educational experience.

Mechanizing Minds and Humanizing Machines: The Inevitable Android


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Presbury, J., Echterling, L. G., & McKee, J. E.

If researchers in the fields of Artificial Intelligence, Artificial Life, and Robotics have their way, the day is coming when androids will walk among us. They will be our doppelgangers—indistinguishable from humans. And the more scientists learn about getting machines to emulate human intelligence, the more we will learn about how we humans think, feel, and behave. Progress in Cognitive Science, has begun to stimulate moral and ethical concerns about how we will treat our machines when they eventually become humanoid.

We must ask at what point such androids will cross the threshold to personhood. Will they then remain our property, or must they own themselves? Will they be conscious? Will it be moral—or murder—to turn them off? Will they have an experience of themselves and of their android condition? Will an android someday say, “I think, therefore I am” and mean it? These, and other questions have brought formerly ignored areas of Philosophy and Psychology back into the realm of science. Epistemology, ethics, the problem of other minds, and the mind-body problem, all formerly considered to be beyond the purview of Psychology, are now becoming central to the study of Cognitive Science.

Ariadne’s Thread: Case Studies in the Therapeutic Relationship


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Eric W. Cowan

This casebook provides a personal account of the struggles a counselor encounters in everyday clinical practice. Each of the eight studies--thoughtfully detailed by Dr. Cowan from his own experience--illuminates the therapist/client relationship. Follow-up discussions tie each case and the therapist's technique to counseling theory and practice. A final conclusion links all cases and the related discourse together.

Other Publications


Sturm, D. (Winter 2018). Serving Virginia’s rural children and families. Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. Virginia Department of Social Services, Richmond, Virginia. https://issuu.com/debbiecrawfordsturm/docs/vcpn_feb_2018

Cowan, W.E. (2017). Ariadne's Thread: Case studies in the therapeutic relationship. 2ed edition, revised. Createspace.

Echterling, L. G., Stewart, A., & Attia, M. (2017). Mentoring kids who are dealing with disasters and traumas: Tip sheet. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.

Kielty, M. L., Staton, A. R., & Gilligan, T. D. (2017). Cultivating spiritual strength in children and adolescents through contemplative practices in K–12 school settings. Journal of Child and Adolescent Counseling, 1 – 11.

Kielty, M. L., Gilligan, T. D., & Staton, A. R. (2017). Whole-school approaches to incorporating mindfulness-based interventions: Supporting the capacity for optimal functioning in school settings. Childhood Education, 93(2), 128-135.

Staton, A. R. & Grande, S. E. (2017). Enhancing global community engagement through constructivist approaches to education. In R. D. Williams & A. Lee (Eds.), Engaging dissonance: Developing mindful global citizenship in higher education, (pp. 3-24).
 
Stewart, A. L., & Echterling, L. G. (2017). The sound of silence in play therapy. In C. Malchiodi & D. Crenshaw (Eds.), What to do when children clam up in therapy. (pp. 69-86). New York, NY: Guilford.

Sturm, D. (Fall 2017). Serving our military Families: Collaboration, communication, advocacy. Virginia Child Protection Newsletter. Virginia Department of Social Services, Richmond, Virginia. https://issuu.com/debbiecrawfordsturm/docs/vcpn_print_version_oct_2017_6b24f5362eece6

Sturm, D., & Echterling, L. G. (2017). Preparing for the mental health impact of climate change. Counseling Today, 60-63.

Stewart, A. L., & Echterling, L. G. (2017). The sound of silence in play therapy. In C. Malchiodi & D. Crenshaw (Eds.), What to do when children clam up in therapy. (pp. 69-86). New York, NY: Guilford.