Professional Counseling A Process Guide to Helping with MyLab Counseling with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2016-01-19
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Bridging the gap between theory and practice, Hackney and Bernard’s The Professional Counselor offers a solid grounding in counseling skills and an understanding of how these skills are used within different therapy orientations, including affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic domains. It presents students with a four-stage model of counseling which shows them how to assess client problems, develop counseling goals, define strategies and select interventions, and terminate and evaluate the counseling relationship. The new co-author of this edition, Janine M. Bernard, brings her expertise in clinical supervision to help deconstruct the counseling process for learners, resulting in effective editing of all chapters in this edition. Also included is a discussion of the application of counseling interventions to Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Motivation Interviewing, so that students can appreciate that skills are not distinct from therapy approaches they will use in their clinical courses. Included are new case examples drawing from different specialties within counseling, and more than 40 new web-based video samples illustrating the content of the book.


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Author Biography

Harold (Dick) Hackney, Professor Emeritus of counseling and counselor education at Syracuse University, is a nationally certified counselor and a Fellow of the American Counseling Association. Dick is past-president of the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision and former member of the ACA Governing Council He is also a past-president of the Center for Credentialing and Education, an affiliate of NBCC. Prior to his appointment at Syracuse University, Hackney was a professor at Purdue University and at Fairfield University. In addition to eight editions of the current text, Dick has co-authored (with Sherry Cormier) eight editions of Counseling Strategies and Interventions. He also edited the text Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor.


Janine M. Bernard, Professor Emeritus of counseling and counselor education at Syracuse University, is a nationally certified counselor, an approved clinical supervisor, and a licensed mental health counselor in New York. Bernard is a Fellow of the American Counseling Association and a long-term member of Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. She is a past-chair of the National Board for Certified Counselors. Prior to her appointment as department chair at Syracuse University, Bernard held faculty appointments at Purdue University and at Fairfield University. In addition to co-authoring this edition of Professional Counseling, Janine has co-authored (with Rod Goodyear) five editions of Fundamentals of Clinical Supervision.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Conceptualizing Professional Counseling 1

Chapter 2 The Language of Counseling 20

Chapter 3 The Essential Structure of Counseling 36

Chapter 4 Initiating and Maintaining a Working Relationship 54

Chapter 5 Assessing Client Problems 75

Chapter 6 Developing Counseling Goals 98

Chapter 7 Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions 116

Chapter 8 Affective Interventions 131

Chapter 9 Cognitive Interventions 157

Chapter 10 Behavioral Interventions 183

Chapter 11 Systemic Interventions 212

Chapter 12 Termination and Evaluation 240

Appendix A Integrative Practice Exercises 259

Appendix B Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling Practice 266

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