Students and beginning counselors can turn to this helpful guide to get the concepts, techniques, interventions, strategies, and skills they achieve effective results with their clients. Every step of the counseling process is covered, from initial client contact to relationship building, assessment, goal setting strategy selection, treatment planning, and finally evaluation and termination.
Harold Hackney, Professor Emeritus of counseling at Syracuse University, is a national certified counselor, licensed professional counselor, and approved clinical supervisor and is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association. Harold is past-president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, a former member of the ACA Governing Council, and served on the Board of the Center for Credentialing in Education. His areas of expertise include counselor training, training of future counseling professors, research methodology, counseling processes, and counseling theory. Hackney’s writings draw from his experiences as a school counselor and a marriage and family counselor, as well as from his research on counseling processes and spirituality in counseling. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse University, Hackney was a professor at Purdue University and Fairfield University.
Sherry Cormier, Professor Emerita of counseling, rehabilitation counseling, and counseling psychology at West Virginia University, is a licensed psychologist in the state of West Virginia and a long-standing member of the American Counseling Association. Her areas of expertise include counselor training, counseling interventions, cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinical supervision, and health and wellness. Currently she is affiliated with Transformational Practices, an endeavor in which she provides clinical and consultation services and training to a variety of individuals and organizations. Prior to her appointment at West Virginia University, she was a faculty member at the University of Tennessee.
Chapter 2: The Language of Counseling
Chapter 3: Stages and Skills of Counseling
Chapter 4: Building a Working Relationship
Chapter 5: Assessing Client Problems
Chapter 6: Developing Counseling Goals
Chapter 7: Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions
Chapter 8: Affective Interventions
Chapter 9: Cognitive Interventions
Chapter 10: Behavioral Interventions
Chapter 11: Systemic Interventions
Chapter 13:Termination and Follow-Up
Integrative Practice Exercises
Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling
Ethics and Professional Practice Websites