The Skilled Helper A Problem-Management and Opportunity-Development Approach to Helping

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  • Edition: 9th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-07-10
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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THE SKILLED HELPER is internationally recognized for its successful problem-management and opportunity development approach to effective helping, and emphasizes the collaborative nature of the therapist-client relationship using a proven three-stage model that drives client problem-managing and opportunity-developing action.

Table of Contents

Laying the Groundwork
Introduction to Helping
The Helping Relationship: Values in Action
Overview of the Helping Model
Stage I of the Helping Process and The Skills of Therapeutic Dialogue
Stage I: The Current Picture: Task 1--Partner with Clients to Help Them Tell Their Stories
The Communication Skills of Therapeutic Dialogue: The Skills of Tuning in & Actively Listening to Clients
Empathic Responding: Working at Mutual Understanding
The Art of Probing and Summarizing
Stage I: Task 2--Facilitate Client Self-Challenge: From New Perspectives to New Behavior
Stage I: Task 3--Partner with Clients in Their Search for Value
The Underappreciated Dimensions of Helping: Help Clients Craft and Create a Better Future
Introduction to Stages II and III: Decisions, Goals, Outcomes, and Impact
Stage II: The Preferred Picture--Help Clients Design a Better Future and Commit Themselves to It
Stage III: The Way Forward--Help Clients Develop Plans to Accomplish Goals
The Action Arrow: Making It All Happen
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