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Learning the Art of Helping : Building Blocks and Techniques,9780132410298
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Learning the Art of Helping : Building Blocks and Techniques

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4th
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9780132410298

ISBN10:
013241029X
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Prentice Hall
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Summary

Assuming no prior knowledge of counseling techniques, this highly interactive text takes students step by step through the acquisition of the skills and techniques for effectively helping their future clients. The author's straightforward writing style, clearly stated instructions, and numerous practice exercises prepare students to use assessment information, plan treatment, and implement helping strategies. Coverage encompasses the full complement of commonly used techniques, from basic "building block" skills to more advanced therapeutic skills. #xA0; Unique Features Stop and Reflectexercises ask readers to consider their reactions to real cases and situations. #xA0; Group Exercisesoffer opportunities for critical thinking and class discussion. Journal Startersencourage readers to test new ideas and reflect on conflicts and challenges as they develop as helpers. New! Video Exercisesask readers to watch unscripted, unrehearsed counseling sessions on the enclosed DVD and answer critical-thinking questions based on specific observations and skills.#xA0; Praise for Learning the Art of Helping #xA0; #x1C;Young#x19;s long experience as a therapist and training mentor is evident throughout as he leads the novitiate into the essentials of helping&.the inclusion of structured reflection opportunities permits the learner to become a participant/observer along the route the author has taken.#x1D; #xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; #xA0;#x13; Deborah J. Youngman, Boston University #xA0; #x1C;[The text] stands out as a result of the nice flow between the chapters [which] actually mirrors the students#x19; learning process, the dialogue style that addresses the reader directly, the numerous [opportunities for] self-assessment, [and its] liberal use of client-helper dialogue with examples of good and bad responses.#xA0; It is a one-stop shop for the beginning helper.#x1D; #xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0;#xA0; #x13; Brigitte Matthies, California State University, Los Angeles

Table of Contents

Helping as a Personal Journey
The Demands of the Journey
Becoming a Reflective Practitioner
How a Helper Develops: Perry's Stages
The Development of Expertise
The Challenge of Development
The Perfect Helper or When Do I Quit Developing?
Who Can Be an Effective Helper?
What Can You Bring to a Client?
The Nuts and Bolts of Helping
Defining Some Important Terms
How is Professional Helping Different from Friendship?
What Can You Expect from a Helping Relationship?
Learning Basic Skills and Common Curative Factors
Stages of the Helping Process: A Road Map
The Therapeutic Relationship
The Importance of the Therapeutic Relationship in Creating Change
How Can a Helper Create a Therapeutic Relationship?
Other Factors That Help or Strain the Therapeutic Relationship
Helping Someone Who Is Different
Differences That Can Affect the Therapeutic Alliance
Challenges Caused by Differences in Culture
Helping a Client Whose Culture is Different from the Helper's
Challenges Caused by Differences in Gender
Invitational Skills
Listening to the Client's Story
Nonverbal Communication Between Helper and Client
Nonverbal Skills in the Helping Relationship
Opening Skills: How to Invite
Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing
Reflecting Content and Thoughts, Reflecting Feelings, and Reflecting Meaning
Reasons for Reflecting
The Skill of Paraphrasing: Reflecting Content and Thoughts
Common Problems in Paraphrasing
Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings
The Importance of Understanding Emotions
The Skill of Reflecting Feelings
How to Reflect Feelings
Common Problems in Reflecting Feelings
Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing
Meaning: Uncovering the Next Layer
How to Identify Meaning Issues with a Clint
Summarizing
The Nonjudgmental Listening Cycle
Challenging Skills
When Should We Use the Challenging Skills?
Giving Feedback
How to Give Feedback
Confrontation
How to Confront
Evaluating Confrontation and Client Response
Assessment and the Initial Interview
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