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Becoming a Helper,9780534347949

Becoming a Helper

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9780534347949

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0534347940
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Pub. Date:
6/13/1997
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

This best-seller is a "must read" for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions. Drawing on their years of experience as writers, teachers, and practitioners, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties involved in becoming an effective helper, and challenge the reader to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions and their motives for choosing a helping career.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ARE THE HELPING PROFESSIONS FOR YOU?
1(27)
Focus Questions
2(1)
Aim of the Chapter
3(1)
Examining Your Motives for Becoming a Helper
3(5)
Our Own Beginnings as Helpers
8(5)
A Helping Career Is Not for Everyone
13(2)
Attributes of the "Ideal Helper"
15(3)
Selecting a Professional Program and Career Path
18(7)
By Way of Review
25(1)
What Will You Do Now?
26(2)
Chapter 2 GETTING THE MOST FROM YOUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
28(25)
Focus Questions
29(1)
Aim of the Chapter
29(1)
Creating Meaning in Your Education
30(5)
Making the Most of Your Fieldwork
35(5)
Profiting from Your Supervision
40(10)
By Way of Review
50(1)
What Will You Do Now?
51(2)
Chapter 3 STAGES IN THE HELPING PROCESS
53(34)
Focus Questions
54(1)
Aim of the Chapter
54(1)
Orientations to Helping
55(9)
Overview of the Helping Relationship
64(17)
The Changing Role of Helpers in a Managed Care System
81(3)
By Way of Review
84(1)
What Will You Do Now?
85(2)
Chapter 4 COMMON CONCERNS OF BEGINNING HELPERS
87(26)
Focus Questions
88(1)
Aim of the Chapter
88(1)
Exploring Self-Doubts and Fears
89(1)
Transference and Countertransference
90(8)
Dealing with Difficult Clients
98(13)
By Way of Review
111(1)
What Will You Do Now?
111(2)
Chapter 5 ETHICAL ISSUES FACING HELPERS
113(40)
Focus Questions
114(1)
Aim of the Chapter
115(1)
Inventory of Ethical Issues
115(1)
Ethical Decision Making
116(5)
Recognizing Competence and Learning to Refer
121(1)
Client Rights
122(9)
Keeping Relationships with Clients Professional
131(15)
Ethical and Legal Standards
146(1)
Malpractice in the Helping Professions
147(3)
By Way of Review
150(2)
What Will You Do Now?
152(1)
Chapter 6 VALUES AND THE HELPING RELATIONSHIP
153(21)
Focus Questions
154(1)
Aim of the Chapter
154(1)
The Role of Values in Helping
155(1)
Exposing Values versus Imposing Them
156(3)
Value Conflicts with Clients
159(13)
By Way of Review
172(1)
What Will You Do Now?
173(1)
Chapter 7 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN THE HELPING PROFESSIONS
174(26)
Focus Questions
175(1)
Aim of the Chapter
175(1)
Self-Assessment: Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity
176(1)
A Multicultural Perspective on Helping
177(6)
Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Vision
183(7)
Effective Multicultural Helpers
190(7)
By Way of Review
197(1)
What Will You Do Now?
197(3)
Chapter 8 WORKING IN THE COMMUNITY
200(35)
Focus Questions
201(1)
Aim of the Chapter
202(1)
The Community Approach
203(11)
AIDS: Educating the Community
214(7)
Understanding Two Special Populations
221(5)
How to Work with Other Client Populations
226(1)
Crisis Intervention in the Community
227(5)
By Way of Review
232(1)
What Will You Do Now?
233(2)
Chapter 9 WORKING WITH GROUPS
235(21)
Focus Questions
236(1)
Aim of the Chapter
236(1)
Group Work as the Treatment of Choice
237(6)
What Makes for a Productive Group?
243(1)
The Ethical and Professional Group Leader
244(2)
Training and Supervision in Group Work
246(4)
Groups for Special Client Populations
250(2)
Working with Co-Leaders
252(2)
By Way of Review
254(1)
What Will You Do Now?
254(2)
Chapter 10 WORKING WITH THE FAMILY
256(29)
Focus Questions
257(1)
Aim of the Chapter
257(1)
A Systems Approach
258(4)
Working with Your Family of Origin
262(17)
The Value of Self-Exploration for the Helper
279(3)
By Way of Review
282(1)
What Will You Do Now?
283(2)
Chapter 11 UNDERSTANDING LIFE TRANSITIONS
285(20)
Focus Questions
286(1)
Aim of the Chapter
286(1)
Helper, Know Thyself
286(1)
Developmental Themes and Life Choices
287(16)
By Way of Review
303(1)
What Will You Do Now?
304(1)
Chapter 12 STRESS AND BURNOUT
305(18)
Focus Questions
306(1)
Aim of the Chapter
306(1)
Sources of Stress for Helpers
307(6)
Understanding Stress and Burnout
313(5)
The Experience of Burnout
318(1)
The Impaired Professional
319(1)
By Way of Review
320(1)
What Will You Do Now?
321(2)
Chapter 13 THE CHALLENGE OF RETAINING YOUR VITALITY
323(25)
Focus Questions
324(1)
Aim of the Chapter
324(1)
An Integrated Model for Coping with Stress
325(4)
Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management
329(6)
Retaining Your Power and Vitality in an Organization
335(2)
Time Management as a Strategy for Coping with Stress
337(3)
Other Steps in the Prevention of Burnout
340(5)
By Way of Review
345(1)
What Will You Do Now?
345(1)
Concluding Comments
346(2)
Appendix: A Guide to Professional Organizations 348(3)
References and Reading List 351(13)
Name Index 364(4)
Subject Index 368


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