"I agree with the philosophy the authors present and believe they represented it well. This will be a good addition to the literature and will help encourage counselors and other mental health professionals to understand, articulate, and establish viable roles as health care providers." Jane E. Myers, UNC GreensboroWhen clients need to make health changes, this is the definitive source that health professionals can confidently turn to for assessment and psychotherapeutic change strategies. This text provides counselors, psychotherapistsMJY1, and other health professionals with clinical input on the assessment, treatment and prevention of such common health concerns as weight control, smoking cessation, sexual performance difficulties, substance abuse, chronic disease, chronic pain, and sleep difficulties.New to This Edition: Includes a new chapter on the evolution of the field of health counseling and the emergence of five types of health counseling (Chapter 1). Expands MJY4coverage of the assessment and treatment of chronic disease, including the levels and phases of chronic illness. Highlights the cultural factors that influence assessment and interventions of the client's experience of health-related issues, and encourages the tailoring of assessment methods and health counseling interventions to incorporate these multicultural aspects. Provides current references as well as the names, addresses, and/or web sites for specialty reference books, organizations, andself-helpgroups related to particular health issues.Sperry, Len is the author of 'Health Promotion And Health Counseling Effective Counseling And Psychotherapeutic Strategies', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205344208 and ISBN 0205344208.