9780534574185

The Elements Of Counseling

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  • ISBN13:

    9780534574185

  • ISBN10:

    0534574181

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-06-23
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

1. Setting the Stage: Counseling Process. 2. Strategies to Assist Clients in Self-Exploration. 3. A Few Mistaken Assumptions. 4. Important Topics. 5. Counselor, Know Thyself. 6. A Brief Introduction to Intervention. References. Index.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
About the Authors xvii
1 SETTING THE STAGE: COUNSELING PROCESS 1(23)
1 Make personal contact
2(1)
2 Develop a working alliance
3(1)
3 Explain counseling to the client
4(3)
4 Pace and lead the client
7(3)
5 Speak briefly
10(1)
6 When you don't know what to say, say nothing
11(1)
7 You may confront as much as you've supported
12(1)
8 If you want to change something, process it
13(1)
9 Individualize your counseling
14(1)
10 Notice resistance
15(2)
11 When in doubt, focus on feelings
17(2)
12 Plan for termination at the beginning of counseling
19(2)
13 Arrange the physical setting appropriately
21(3)
(a) Dress appropriately
21(1)
(b) Attend to physical space
21(1)
(c) Conduct counseling in a quiet setting
21(1)
(d) Avoid interruptions and distractions
21(1)
(e) Be prompt
22(1)
(f) Invest in a box of tissues
22(1)
(g) Remember confidentiality
22(2)
2 STRATEGIES TO ASSIST CLIENTS IN SELF-EXPLORATION 24(13)
14 Avoid advice
24(1)
15 Avoid premature problem solving
25(2)
16 Avoid relying on questions
27(1)
17 Listen closely to what clients say
28(1)
18 Pay attention to nonverbals
29(2)
19 Focus on the client
31(2)
20 Be concrete
33(1)
21 Utilize metaphors
34(1)
22 Summarize
35(2)
3 A FEW MISTAKEN ASSUMPTIONS 37(8)
23 Agreement does not equal empathy
37(1)
24 Do not assume that change is simple
38(1)
25 Positive thinking does not equal rational thinking
39(1)
26 Make psychological assessments, not moral judgments
40(1)
27 Do not assume that you know clients' feelings, thoughts, and behaviors
41(2)
28 Do not assume that you know how clients react to their feelings, thoughts, and behaviors
43(2)
4 IMPORTANT TOPICS 45(26)
29 Develop crisis intervention skills
45(6)
(a) Take control of the situation
48(1)
(b) Determine the real client
48(1)
(c) Emphasize strengths
49(1)
(d) Mobilize social resources
50(1)
30 Pay attention to issues of gender, race/ethnicity, and sexual orientation
51(3)
31 Be open to group and family approaches
54(2)
32 Refer carefully
56(1)
33 Watch for deterioration in clients
57(1)
34 Establish an interest in counseling research
58(2)
35 Document your work
60(1)
36 Persevere with clients who no-show
61(1)
37 Learn how to conceptualize clients
62(3)
38 Learn about managed care
65(2)
39 Develop technology skills
67(4)
5 COUNSELOR, KNOW THYSELF 71(10)
40 Become aware of and address your personal issues
71(5)
(a) How did you decide to become a counselor?
72(1)
(b) With what emotions are you uncomfortable?
72(1)
(c) What amount of progress is acceptable?
73(1)
(d) How will you deal with your clients' feelings toward you?
73(1)
(e) How will you handle your feelings for your clients?
74(2)
(f) Can you be flexible, accepting, and gentle?
76(1)
41 Be open to supervision
76(1)
42 Don't hide behind testing
77(1)
43 On ethical questions, consult
78(3)
6 A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO INTERVENTION 81(26)
44 Basic counseling texts
83(1)
45 Person-centered counseling
83(1)
46 Behavioral counseling
84(1)
47 Cognitive, cognitive/behavioral counseling, and social learning theory
85(2)
48 Gestalt counseling
87(1)
49 Psychoanalytic and psychodynamic counseling
87(3)
50 Existential counseling 89 Si Group counseling
90(1)
52 Family/systems counseling
91(1)
53 Multicultural counseling
92(1)
54 Feminist therapy
93(3)
55 Brief therapy and solution focused therapy
96(3)
56 Integrative approaches
99(2)
57 Research on counseling and psychotherapy
101(3)
58 Other important sources
104(3)
References 107(16)
Index 123

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