Therapeutic Interviewing Essential Skills and Contexts of Counseling

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-08
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This introductory textbook is designed to give the beginning counseling/ psychotherapy student the foundations skills needed to conduct therapeutic interviews with a variety of clients in a variety of settings. Provides students with everything that they need to know to conduct successful theraputic interviews Foundational skills for conducting theraputic interviews Pre-service counselors

Author Biography

Michael Reiter is currently Assistant Director/Associate Professor in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences of the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences at Nova Southeastern University.

Table of Contents

Every chapter includes a summary and exercises
The Context of Therapy
Therapeutic Interviewing: Defining Therapy, Therapeutic Relationships, & the Interview
Dynamics of Interviews
The Therapeutic Interview
Defining Therapy
The Helping Process
The Therapeutic Alliance
Characteristics of Effective Therapeutic Relationships
The Goal of Therapeutic Interviews
The Therapeutic Contract
Are Therapeutic Interviews Effective?
The Therapy Client: Motivation & Understanding of Therapy
Definition of the Person Coming to Therapy
Motivation for Therapy
Characteristics of Clients
Help-Seeking Behavior
Media Presentations of Therapy
Societal View of Those who Seek Therapy
Opening Up in the First Session
The Clientrsquo;s Experience in Therapy
Readiness for Change
The Therapeutic Interviewer: Motivation & Impact of Being a Therapist
Motivations for Being a Therapist
Characteristics of Effective Therapists
Therapist Self-Care
Therapist and Mental Health
Therapy for the Therapist
Therapist Skill Growth
Use of Self in Therapy
The Context of Skills of Therapy
Beginning Conversational Skills: Use of Language for Joining & Maintaining an Interview Joining Skills
Framing the Purpose of Therapy
Informed Consent
Therapeutic Distance
Door Openers
Basic Conversational Skills
Minimal Encouragers
Nonverbal Communication
Listening Barriers
Using the Clientrsquo;s Language
Using Obscenities
Use of Humor
Reflecting Skills: Exploring Content, Feelings & Meanings of the Clientrsquo;s Story Exploring Content
Client Stories
What is Content
What is a Paraphrase
Building Paraphrases
General and Specific Paraphrases
Nonjudgmental Paraphrases
Rating Paraphrases
Connecting Paraphrases with the Basic Conversational Skills
Use of Metapho
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