chapter  1
Strengths-Based Counseling 2.0: Continuing the Discussion
ByAndy Young, Jeffrey K. Edwards, Holly J. Nikels, Stephannee R. Standefer
Pages 16

This book is written from the perspective of many authors discussing their work as to what they believe to be a strengths-based model. Each has his or her own approach and view of how a strengthsbased model fits their own unique work situation. Although the client populations and clinical settings may be different, two components remain constant: (a) the clinician’s belief that using a strengths-based model is more effective than using the traditional medical model of pathologizing clients and (b) a rejection of the notion that the clinicians have more knowledge about the needs of the client than does the client him-or herself.