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Essentials of Person-Environment-Correspondence Counseling

1991
Authors:

Lloyd H. Lofquist and René V. Dawis

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The P-E-C theory provides the counselor with the tools necessary to assist the client in making changes that lead to “correspondence” between the client and his or her specific situation.

The P-E-C theory provides the counselor with the tools necessary to assist the client in making changes that lead to “correspondence” between the client and his or her specific situation.

[This book] represents a revival of the Minnesota point of view that has been missing from the counseling text array for too long.

Roger A. Myers

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The Person-Environment-Correspondence (P-E-C) Theory of Counseling advanced in this book is grounded in the belief that the majority of problems presented to counselors stem from “discorrespondences” between the client and his or her environment. The individual brings unique abilities to the given environment and has, in turn, certain needs that are requirements for the person to be successful in that setting. The P-E-C theory provides the counselor with the tools necessary to assist the client in making changes that lead to “correspondence” between the client and the specific situation, taking into consideration both “objective fit” (does the client have the ability to do a specific job?) and “subjective fit” (is the client’s perception of the situation accurate?). This approach draws liberally on the authors’ concepts of the Theory of Work Adjustment, developed through extensive research and practice over the last thirty years, to provide counselors with a framework in which they can successfully apply the valuable conclusions in their own practices.

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Lloyd H. Lofquist was a professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota.

Rene V. Dawis is a former professor of psychology at Minnesota and former director of the counseling psychology program. Minnesota published their Psychological Theory of Work Adjustment: An Individual-Differences Model and Its Applications in 1984.

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[This book] represents a revival of the Minnesota point of view that has been missing from the counseling text array for too long.

Roger A. Myers