Learning the Art of Helping Building Blocks and Techniques Plus MyCounselingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2012-08-01
  • Publisher: Pearson
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This best-selling resource is a great refresher and hands-on resource for counselors new to their professions. It's packed with step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients. It covers not just the basic building blocks in the profession, but also what the author calls the "megaskills" and common curative factors that lie behind the methods. The tone is conversational and the references are very useful.

Author Biography

Mark Young is a Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate from Ohio University. He has trained helpers for more than 20 years and worked in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 15 years. Dr. Young’s professional writing has focused mainly on therapeutic methods and techniques, wellness, and counseling couples. He is the co-author of Counseling Today (2012) with Darcy Granello(Pearson) and Counseling and Therapy for Couples, 3/e with Lynn Long & Brigid Nooan (In press, Cengage) with Lynn Long & Brigid Noonan.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1    Helping as a Personal Journey


Chapter 2    The Nuts and Bolts of Helping


Chapter 3    The Therapeutic Relationship


Chapter 4     Invitational Skills


Chapter 5   Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing


Chapter 6    Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings


Chapter 7    Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing


Chapter 8    Challenging Skills


Chapter 9    Assessment and the Initial Interview

Chapter 10   Goal-Setting Skills


Chapter 11   Change Techniques


Chapter 12    Outcome Evaluation and Termination Skills


Chapter 13    Therapeutic Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part I


Chapter 14   Therapeutic Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part II



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