About the Author
David Green has a master's degree in counseling and almost 25 years of counseling experience. He has worked on an inpatient psychiatric ward, with individuals with chronic mental illness, with families, individuals with developmental disabilities; college students, high school age kids, juvenile delinquents, people with substance abuse issues, and people with sever injuries that dramatically affected their lives. He is an author and wrote articles and newsletters for businesses and newspapers. "The one thing that always troubled me", Mr. Green stated. "Was that you could take a persons problem and explain it with a theory of counseling. I always felt that people are unique. There problems are unique. You cannot say that A + B always leads to problems. You can take a person and explain the same issue with several different counseling theories. Are they all right? I am uncomfortable explaining my behavior and my personality based on a theory of counseling. Not all people react to the same situation the same way. I choose to believe that people are more than a product of upbringing or significant events that affect their lives". Working on an inpatient psychiatric ward David got to work with individuals in the throws of a psychotic episode. Working with chronic mental illness he was able to work with people that struggle with problems on a daily basis. "At first I used to think, why don't theses people just wake up and get over it? But than I learned that there issues are more than just a decision making process. Some people's problems are physical or chemical imbalances. Others are a personality flaw".
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