This best-selling resource is a great refresher and hands-on resource for counselors new to their professions. It's packed with step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients. It covers not just the basic building blocks in the profession, but also what the author calls the "megaskills" and common curative factors that lie behind the methods. The tone is conversational and the references are very useful.
Mark Young is a Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate from Ohio University. He has trained helpers for more than 20 years and worked in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 15 years. Dr. Young’s professional writing has focused mainly on therapeutic methods and techniques, wellness, and counseling couples. He is the co-author of Counseling Today (2012) with Darcy Granello(Pearson) and Counseling and Therapy for Couples, 3/e with Lynn Long & Brigid Nooan (In press, Cengage) with Lynn Long & Brigid Noonan.
Chapter 1 Helping as a Personal Journey
Chapter 2 The Nuts and Bolts of Helping
Chapter 3 The Therapeutic Relationship
Chapter 4 Invitational Skills
Chapter 5 Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing
Chapter 6 Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings
Chapter 7 Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing
Chapter 8 Challenging Skills
Chapter 9 Assessment and the Initial Interview
Chapter 10 Goal-Setting Skills
Chapter 11 Change Techniques
Chapter 12 Outcome Evaluation and Termination Skills
Chapter 13 Therapeutic Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part I
Chapter 14 Therapeutic Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part II