Basic Counseling Techniques: A Beginning Therapist's Tool Kit (Second Edition) / Edition 2

Basic Counseling Techniques: A Beginning Therapist's Tool Kit (Second Edition) / Edition 2

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by Wayne Perry
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1434355241

ISBN-13: 9781434355249

Pub. Date: 01/28/2008

Publisher: AuthorHouse

Wayne Perry has been a therapist for more than thirty years, but he still hears the same thing from beginning counselors and therapists: Yes, I know what the theory says, but what do I do with this particular client?

Drawing on his decades of experience training marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and pastoral counselors, he answers

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Wayne Perry has been a therapist for more than thirty years, but he still hears the same thing from beginning counselors and therapists: Yes, I know what the theory says, but what do I do with this particular client?

Drawing on his decades of experience training marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and pastoral counselors, he answers that question in the updated edition of his landmark book: Basic Counseling Techniques.

He provides practical suggestions for setting up the therapy room, using audiovisual recording equipment, and conducting those first critical interviews. You'll learn how to:

  • apply nine different sets of clinical tools;
  • select the appropriate tool for the appropriate clinical situation; and
  • improve how you carry out the clinical thinking process.

Each chapter concludes with a "Living into the Lesson" section that allows you to participate in experiential exercises to master what you've learned.

While designed for counselors and therapists in the beginning of their careers, even veterans in the field will find value in this updated edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781434355249
Publisher:
AuthorHouse
Publication date:
01/28/2008
Pages:
362
Sales rank:
551,096
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

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Basic Counseling Techniques: A Beginning Therapist's Tool Kit (Second Edition) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Soldier_Girl More than 1 year ago
Being a new counselor, I find myself using the internet as a help tool. During one search I found this book and have found it quite helpful in getting my bearings and developing as a Therapist. I am always coming back to the online version when I am stumped. Therefore, I am purchasing it and will recommend it to my family and friends who are in the field.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book fills an important niche--that odd space between theory and what you actually do with it. Full of practical advice for beginning counselors and therapists, the book is written with a warmth and humor of someone who's been in the business a long time. There is an honesty to this book that I find refreshing, and it does not read like a textbook although it is full of useful information. Admittedly, I had this book for a class run by Dr. Perry. In other experiences, this has been an awkward situation and an exercise in egotism, but not in this case. I enjoyed both the class and the book, and unlike the class discussions, which fade from memory, I always have this excellent book to refer to. A+! I hope they'll upload it for the Nook soon!