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Professional Counselor, The: A Process Guide to Helping

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Edition:
6th
ISBN13:

9780205410651

ISBN10:
0205410650
Format:
Hardcover
Pub. Date:
1/1/2009
Publisher(s):
Allyn & Bacon
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Summary

The new edition of this popular text gives the counseling student and beginning counselor the skills, interventions and strategies needed to develop a conceptual orientation, plan therapy, and assess its effectiveness. Highlights of the 5th edition: bull; bull;Skill summary tables help the reader identify specific interventions that are used to work with affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic agendas. bull;Chapter 12 has been completely revised to include three important counselor functions: Crisis intervention, Consultation, and Peer Supervision. bull; bull;Introduces strategies for responding to counseling crises in school or community settings. Stages of crisis intervention, established skills and interventions that respond to crisis, and planning for post-crisis support are included. bull;Introduces strategies for planning consultation activities in the school or agency and for ways to organize effective peer supervision activities during and after training. Students are prepared to continue their growth beyond the formal training process. bull;Provides structure for establishing peer supervision relationships for the advanced- or post-graduate counselor, including stages of peer supervision development, skills and interventions appropriate to peer supervision, and client-support. Visit our Helping Professions Supersite at www.ablongman.com/helpingprofessions for additional resources!

Table of Contents

Preface xi
1 The Context for Counseling 1(22)
What Is Counseling?
2(1)
The Parameters of Counseling
3(6)
Counseling Conditions and Their Effects
9(4)
Case Illustration of Possible Counseling Outcomes
13(1)
Characteristics of Effective Helpers
13(7)
The Developmental Nature of Learning to Counsel 19
Summary
20(1)
Exercises
20(1)
Discussion Questions
21(1)
Additional Resources
22(1)
2 Stages and Skills of Counseling 23(22)
Steps in the Counseling Process
24(11)
The Client's Experience in Counseling
35(6)
Dependence and Growth
41(1)
Summary
41(1)
Exercises
42(1)
Discussion Questions
43(1)
Additional Resources
43(2)
3 Building Rapport and Relationship 45(31)
Characteristics of the Real Relationship
46(5)
Communicating Empathy
51(10)
Conditions That Convey Genuineness
61(4)
Conditions That Convey Positive Regard
65(1)
Functions of a Therapeutic Relationship
66(1)
Effects of Therapeutic Relationships on Clients
67(1)
Case Illustration of Relationship Building
68(2)
Children and the Counseling Relationship
70(1)
Summary
70(1)
Exercises
71(3)
Feedback for Exercises
74(1)
Discussion Questions
75(1)
Additional Resources
75(1)
4 Assessing Client Problems 76(24)
Purposes of Assessment
77(1)
Components of Assessment
78(5)
Clinical Assessment with Children
83(2)
Clinical Assessment with Couples and Families
85(1)
Using Assessment Information
86(1)
Skills Associated with Assessment
87(3)
Effects of Assessment on Clients
90(1)
Case Illustration of Intake Interview
91(5)
Integration of Problem Definition Information with Treatment Planning
96(1)
Summary
96(1)
Exercises
97(1)
Feedback for Exercises
98(1)
Discussion Questions
98(1)
Additional Resources
99(1)
5 Developing Counseling Goals 100(22)
Functions of Counseling Goals
101(1)
Parameters of Goal Setting: Process and Outcome Goals
102(1)
Three Elements of Good Outcome Goals
103(1)
Obstacles in Developing Specific Goals
104(2)
Skills Associated with Goal Setting
106(4)
Effects of Goal Setting on Clients
110(1)
Goal Setting with Children
111(1)
Goal Setting and Multicultural Issues
112(1)
Existential and Spiritual Goal Setting
113(1)
Client Participation in Goal Setting
114(1)
Resistance to Goal Setting
115(1)
Case Illustration of Goal Setting
116(3)
Summary
119(1)
Exercises
120(1)
Feedback for Exercises
120(1)
Discussion Questions
121(1)
Additional Resources
121(1)
6 Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions 122(22)
Theory and Case Conceptualization
124(1)
Worldview and Case Conceptualization
124(2)
Conceptualizing Presenting Problems
126(2)
Diagnosis and Case Conceptualization
128(1)
Time Orientation and Case Conceptualization
129(1)
Goals and Treatment Planning
130(1)
Strategy Selection
131(1)
Categories of Counseling Interventions
132(3)
Case Illustration of Strategy and Interventions Selection
135(1)
Defining a Counseling Strategy
136(2)
Strategies for Working with Children
138(1)
Summary
139(1)
Exercises
139(3)
Feedback for Exercises
142(1)
Discussion Questions
143(1)
Additional Resources
143(1)
7 Affective Interventions 144(34)
Theories That Stress the Importance of Feelings
145(1)
Affective Interventions
146(2)
Helping Clients Express Affect
148(1)
Nonverbal Affect Cues
149(1)
Verbal Affect Cues
150(6)
Helping Clients Sort Out Feelings
156(4)
Focusing Techniques
160(1)
Case Illustrations of Focusing
161(2)
Helping Clients Integrate or Change Feeling States
163(1)
Case Illustration of Integrating New Feelings
163(2)
Case Illustration of Role Reversal
165(2)
Case Illustration of the Alter Ego
167(2)
Case Illustration of the Empty Chair
169(2)
Case Illustration of Dreamwork
171(4)
Client Reactions to Affective Interventions
175(1)
Summary
175(1)
Exercises
176(1)
Discussion Questions
177(1)
Additional Resources
177(1)
8 Cognitive Interventions 178(34)
Theories That Stress the Importance of Cognitive Processes
179(1)
Goals of Cognitive Intervention
180(1)
Culture and Cognitive Processes
180(1)
Assessment of Cognitive Problems
181(3)
Cognitive Intervention Strategies
184(3)
Case Illustration of A-B-C-D Analysis
187(6)
Injunctions and Redecision Work
193(1)
Case Illustration of Injunctions and Redecision Work
194(1)
Cognitive Restructuring
195(4)
Paradoxical Interventions
199(2)
Case Illustration of Paradoxical Restrain
201(1)
Cognitive Interventions with Spiritual Issues
202(2)
Client Reactions to Cognitive Strategies
204(3)
Exercises
207(2)
Feedback for Exercises
209(1)
Discussion Questions
210(1)
Additional Resources
210(2)
9 Behavioral Interventions 212(46)
Theories That Stress the Importance of Behavior
213(2)
Goals of Behavioral Intervention
215(2)
Basic Behavioral Skills
217(2)
Behavioral Interventions
219(9)
Modeling, Rehearsal, and Feedback: Components of Skill Training
228(2)
Case Illustration of Skill Training
230(9)
Case Illustration of Anxiety Reduction
239(2)
Self-Management
241(8)
Case Illustration of Self-Management
249(1)
Client Reactions to Behavioral Intervention
250(3)
Summary
253(1)
Exercises
253(3)
Discussion Questions
256(1)
Additional Resources
256(2)
10 Systemic Interventions 258(32)
Theories That Stress the Importance of Systems
259(2)
Interpersonal Systems Thinking
261(2)
Altering Communication Patterns
263(1)
Communication Skill Building
263(2)
Case Illustration of Distancer/Pursuer
265(7)
Altering Family Structure
272(4)
Case Illustration of Family Sculpture
276(6)
Working with Families Strategically
282(3)
Selecting Interventions
285(2)
Summary
287(1)
Exercises
288(1)
Discussion Questions
288(1)
Additional Resources
289(1)
11 Termination and Follow-Up 290(19)
The Termination Stage
291(4)
Termination as a Process
295(3)
The Referral Process
298(2)
Blocks to Termination
300(2)
Case Illustration of Termination
302(4)
Summary
306(1)
Exercises
307(1)
Discussion Questions
307(1)
Additional Resources
308(1)
12 Applying Counseling Skills to Other Counselor Functions 309
PART I: CRISIS COUNSELING
309(17)
Models of Crisis Intervention
310(2)
Stages of Crisis Intervention
312(1)
Counselor Skills and Interventions in Crisis Counseling Stages
313(5)
Crisis Intervention Cases in Context
318(8)
PART II: THE COUNSELOR AS CONSULTANT
326(7)
Consultation Services
326(1)
Models of Consultation
327(1)
Cultural Differences in Consultation
328(1)
Stages of Consultation
329(1)
Skills and Interventions Associated with Consultation
329(4)
PART III: THE COUNSELOR AS PEER SUPERVISOR
333(8)
Supervision as Distinct from Consultation
333(1)
Peer Supervision
334(1)
The Supervisory Process
334(1)
Skills Involved in Peer Supervision
335(3)
Summary
338(1)
Discussion Questions
339(1)
Additional Resources
340(1)
APPENDIX A: Integrative Practice Exercises 341(10)
APPENDIX B: Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling Practice 351(16)
References 367(22)
Index 389


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