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I Never Knew I Had A Choice Explorations in Personal Growth, 10th Edition

Thousands of readers have used the honest and inspiring I NEVER KNEW I HAD A CHOICE: EXPLORATIONS IN PERSONAL GROWTH, now in its Tenth Edition, to focus on their personal growth and effect personal change. Through their warm yet thoroughly research-based discussion of significant dimensions of life, Corey and Corey help students expand their awareness–and understanding–of the choices available to them. The text explores choosing a personal style of learning, the effects of childhood and adolescence experiences on current behavior, meeting the challenges of adulthood and autonomy, and many other issues related to personal growth and development. As they work through the text’s self-inventories, exercises, and activities–and read first-person accounts of the difficult choices real people have made–students will gain insight into their lives, beliefs, and attitudes in a personally empowering way.


1. Invitation to Personal Learning and Growth. 2. Reviewing Your Childhood and Adolescence. 3. Adulthood and Autonomy. 4. Your Body and Wellness. 5. Managing Stress. 6. Love. 7. Relationships. 8. Becoming the Woman or Man You Want to Be. 9. Sexuality. 10. Work and Recreation. 11. Loneliness and Solitude. 12. Death and Loss. 13. Meaning and Values. 14. Pathways to Personal Growth. –This text refers to the Loose Leaf edition.

About the Author

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work’s Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

Marianne Schneider Corey, a licensed marriage and family therapist in California, is a National Certified Counselor and a fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. She has been actively involved in providing training and supervision workshops in group process for human-services students and professionals. She also facilitates self-exploration groups for graduate students and continues to conduct training workshops in group counseling with her husband, Dr. Gerald Corey, in various countries. In 2001, the two received the Eminent Career Award for distinguished and major contributions to the field of group work by the Association for Specialists in Group Work.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning; 10 edition (January 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1285067681
  • ISBN-13: 978-1285067681
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.6 inches

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