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Becoming a Helper

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Edition:
5th
ISBN13:

9780534614522

ISBN10:
0534614523
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
2/16/2006
Publisher(s):
Brooks Cole
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Summary

Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in human services, counseling, psychology, social work, or any of the other helping professions, this book provides an overview of the stages of the helping process, as well as the skills and knowledge required to be a successful helping professional. Drawing on their years of experience, the Coreys focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties one encounters on the road to becoming an effective helper. The book emphasizes self-reflection on a number of professional issues and challenges the reader to examine their motives for choosing a helping career, and takes a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions.

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1 Are the Helping Professions for You? 1(37)
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(4)
Is a Helping Career for You?
12(1)
Portrait of the "Ideal Helper"
13(2)
Selecting a Professional Program and Career Path
15(2)
Overview of Some of the Helping Professions
17(6)
Factors to Consider in Choosing Your Career Path
23(3)
Suggestions for Creating Your Professional Journey
26(1)
Self-Assessment: An Inventory of Your Attitudes and Beliefs About Helping
27(7)
By Way of Review
34(1)
What WillYou Do Now?
35(2)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
37(1)
CHAPTER 2 Getting the Most From Your Education and Training 38(26)
Focus Questions
39(1)
Aim of the Chapter
40(1)
Creating Meaning in Your Education
41(4)
Making the Most of Your Fieldwork
45(5)
Profiting From Your Supervision
50(11)
By Way of Review
61(1)
What Will You Do Now?
62(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
63(1)
CHAPTER 3 Helper, Know Thyself 64(34)
Focus Questions
65(1)
Aim of the Chapter
66(1)
The Value of Self-Exploration for the Helper
67(5)
Working With Your Family of Origin
72(13)
Understanding Life Transitions
85(9)
By Way of Review
94(1)
What Will You Do Now?
95(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
96(2)
CHAPTER 4 Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers 98(25)
Focus Questions
99(1)
Aim of the Chapter
100(1)
Exploring Self-Doubts and Fears
100(1)
Transference and Countertransference
101(8)
Dealing With Difficult Clients
109(12)
By Way of Review
121(1)
What Will You Do Now?
121(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
122(1)
CHAPTER 5 Theory Applied to Practice 123(26)
Focus Questions
124(1)
Aim of the Chapter
125(1)
Theory as a Roadmap
125(1)
Our Theoretical Orientation
126(2)
Psychodynamic Approaches
128(3)
Experiential and Relationship-Oriented Approaches
131(5)
Cognitive Behavioral Approaches
136(7)
Family Systems Perspective
143(2)
An Integrative Approach to the Helping Process
145(2)
By Way of Review
147(1)
What Will You Do Now?
147(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
148(1)
CHAPTER 6 The Helping Process 149(33)
Focus Questions
150(1)
Aim of the Chapter
151(1)
Your View of the Helping Process
151(3)
Our Beliefs About the Helping Process
154(1)
Managed Care's Impact on the Helping Process
155(1)
The Stages of the Helping Process
156(21)
Recognizing Competence and Learning to Refer
177(2)
By Way of Review
179(1)
What Will You Do Now?
180(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
181(1)
CHAPTER 7 Understanding Diversity 182(36)
Focus Questions
183(1)
Aim of the Chapter
184(1)
Self-Assessment: Cultural Diversity and Gender Equity
184(1)
A Multicultural Perspective on Helping
185(5)
Overcoming Cultural Tunnel Vision
190(10)
Understanding People With Disabilities
200(3)
Understanding Older People
203(3)
Effective Multicultural Helpers
206(7)
By Way of Review
213(1)
What Will You Do Now?
214(2)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
216(2)
CHAPTER 8 Knowing Your Values 218(26)
Focus Questions
219(1)
Aim of the Chapter
220(1)
The Role of Values in Helping
220(2)
Exposing Values Versus Imposing Them
222(1)
Value Conflicts With Clients
223(17)
By Way of Review
240(1)
What Will You Do Now?
241(2)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
243(1)
CHAPTER 9 Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers 244(36)
Focus Questions
245(1)
Aim of the Chapter
246(1)
Inventory of Ethical Issues
246(1)
Ethical Decision Making
247(9)
Informed Consent
256(2)
Confidentiality and Privacy
258(9)
Documentation and Keeping Records
267(2)
Ethical Issues in a Managed Care Environment
269(2)
Malpractice and Risk Management
271(3)
A Word of Caution
274(1)
By Way of Review
275(1)
What Will You Do Now?
276(2)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
278(2)
CHAPTER 10 Managing Boundary Issues 280(26)
Focus Questions
281(1)
Aim of the Chapter
282(1)
Self-Inventory on Managing Boundaries
282(1)
Multiple Relationships and the Codes of Ethics
283(2)
The Dual and Multiple Relationship Controversy
285(2)
Establishing Personal and Professional Boundaries
287(3)
Combining Professional and Personal Relationships
290(6)
Dealing With Sexual Attractions
296(3)
Sexual Relationships With Current Clients
299(1)
Sexual Relationships With Former Clients
300(1)
Dual Relationships With Supervisors and Educators
301(1)
By Way of Review
302(1)
What Will You Do Now?
303(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
304(2)
CHAPTER 11 Working in the Community 306(23)
Focus Questions
307(1)
Aim of the Chapter
308(1)
The Scope of the Community Approach
309(1)
Multiple Roles of Community Workers
310(2)
The Community Approach to Helping
312(7)
Mobilizing Community Resources
319(2)
Social Activism and Making a Difference
321(1)
Crisis Intervention in the Community
322(4)
By Way of Review
326(1)
What WillYou Do Now?
327(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
328(1)
CHAPTER 12 Working With Groups 329(20)
Focus Questions
330(1)
Aim of the Chapter
331(1)
Group Work as the Treatment of Choice
331(1)
The Value of Group Work
332(2)
The Various Types of Groups
334(2)
Getting the Most From a Group Experience
336(2)
The Stages of a Group and Tasks of Group Leaders
338(3)
Developing Skills as a Group Leader
341(2)
The Ethical and Professional Group Leader
343(2)
Working With Co-Leaders
345(2)
By Way of Review
347(1)
What Will You Do Now?
347(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
348(1)
CHAPTER 13 Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care 349(32)
Focus Questions
350(1)
Aim of the Chapter
351(1)
Individual Sources of Stress for Helpers
351(1)
Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management
352(5)
Environmental Sources of Stress for Helpers
357(1)
Stress in an Agency Environment
358(4)
Understanding Stress and Burnout
362(6)
The Impaired Professional
368(1)
Monitor Yourself to Prevent Burnout
369(3)
Ways of Staying Alive Personally and Professionally
372(3)
By Way of Review
375(1)
What Will You Do Now?
376(2)
Concluding Comments
378(1)
InfoTrac® College Edition Resources
379(2)
References 381(18)
Author Index 399(4)
Subject Index 403


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