Counseling Practice During Phases of a Pandemic Virus
"This masterful work is an essential resource for serving clients whose lives have been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Mark Stebnicki provides current information and sage guidance to counselors hoping to help their clients heal from this traumatizing public health nightmare."
—Michelle C. Muratori, PhD
Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth
"This superb book presents evidence for how the coronavirus pandemic has resulted in the need for a paradigm shift in the counseling profession. Dr. Mark Stebnicki offers direction on the implications for practice due to the stress, fear, and anxiety associated with this global pandemic, and I particularly value his suggestions for coping effectively with empathy fatigue and the importance of self-care for counseling practitioners."
—Gerald Corey, EdD, ABPP
Professor Emeritus of Human Services and Counseling
California State University, Fullerton
"Counseling Practice During Phases of a Pandemic Virus is an essential read for anyone working professionally in a postpandemic behavioral health practice wanting an organized, evidence-informed approach to helping others recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. This timely work provides a wealth of relevant concepts and literature to inform a practical framework for intervention."
—Michael E. King, PhD, MSW
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The coronavirus pandemic is a historical trauma that lives in the mind, body, and spirit of humankind and, as such, requires a reconceptualization of how to effectively counsel individuals, families, communities, and underserved populations now and in the years to come. This foundational book addresses the medical, physical, mental, behavioral, and psychosocial health needs of adults, adolescents, and children as they experience increases in anxiety, depression, stress, substance use disorders, and suicidality due to the pandemic. Dr. Mark Stebnicki's pandemic risk and resiliency continuum theoretical model introduces clinical practice guidelines for assessment, prevention, and treatment that increase opportunities for optimal health and wellness.
Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, is professor emeritus at East Carolina University and an active teacher, trainer, researcher, and practitioner with extensive experience in disaster mental health response and the psychosocial rehabilitation and mental health needs of adolescents and adults with posttraumatic stress symptoms, chronic illness, and disability.