Learning the Art of Helping Building Blocks and Techniques [RENTAL EDITION]

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-01-26
  • Publisher: Pearson Rental Program

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Teach the art of helping through a practical, relationship-focused approach
Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques emphasizes the techniques and skills necessary to be effective in the art of helping, from basic building blocks to advanced therapeutic techniques. The text is practical, innovative, and focused on the relationship between helper and client. The author incorporates the latest research on effective treatments, while offering an integrative perspective. The author’s conversational tone is appealing to students, yet the book is carefully referenced for instructors. The goal is to make beginning helpers become reflective practitioners. Stop and Reflect sections, exercises, homework, class discussion topics, and Journal Starters support this approach. The 7th Edition includes additional coverage of cultural issues in a new chapter, as well as expanded sections highlighting issues of culture in research, the therapeutic relationship, and helping skills specific to children.

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Author Biography

Mark E. Young is Professor Emeritus at the University of Central Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Miami University, his master’s from Wright State University, and his doctorate from Ohio University. He has trained helpers for more than 30 years and worked as a therapist in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 15 years. He is co-founder of the UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, which, since 2003, has been teaching relationship skills to low-income couples. His professional writing has focused on therapeutic methods and techniques, wellness, and couples. If you have comments, corrections, or suggestions on what you read, please send an email to

Table of Contents

  1. Helping as a Personal Journey
  2. The Therapeutic Relationship
  3. The Cultural Climate and the Therapeutic Relationship
  4. Invitational Skills
  5. Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing
  6. Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings
  7. Advanced Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing
  8. Challenging Skills
  9. Assessment and Goal Setting
  10. Change Techniques, Part I
  11. Intervention and Action: Change Techniques, Part II
  12. Outcome Evaluation and Termination Skills

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