Becoming a Helper / Edition 6

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Overview


Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, BECOMING A HELPER, Sixth Edition provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. Drawing on their years of experience, Corey and Corey focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties students often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. In addition, the text emphasizes self-reflection on a number of professional issues and challenges readers to examine their motives for choosing a helping career. Finally, the authors help students decide if a career in the helping professions is right for them by asking them to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions. Retail Description: {RET - P/R} Ideal for anyone embarking on or considering a career in the helping professions, BECOMING A HELPER, Sixth Edition provides an overview of the stages of the helping process while teaching readers the skills and knowledge they need to become successful helping professionals. Drawing on their years of experience, Corey and Corey focus on the struggles, anxieties, and uncertainties people often encounter on the road to becoming effective helpers. Emphasizing self reflection, the authors challenge readers to examine their motives for choosing a helping career and encourage them to take a candid look at the demands and strains they'll face in the helping professions.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495812265
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Introduction to Human Services Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 138,885
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Marianne Schneider Corey is a licensed marriage and family therapist in California and is a National Certified Counselor. She received her master's degree in marriage, family, and child counseling from Chapman College. She is a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work and was the recipient of this organization's Eminent Career Award in 2001. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Mental Health Counselors Association in 2011. She also holds memberships in the American Counseling Association, the Association for Specialists in Group Work, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, the Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development, and the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is the co-author of several counseling textbooks, and has made educational DVD programs on various aspects of counseling practice. Marianne has been involved in leading groups for different populations, providing training and supervision workshops in group process, facilitating self-exploration groups for graduate students in counseling, and co-facilitating training groups for group counselors and weeklong residential workshops in personal growth. With her husband, Jerry Corey, she has given many presentations at professional conferences and has conducted training workshops, continuing education seminars, and personal growth groups in the United States, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, and Korea.

Gerald Corey is Professor Emeritus of Human Services at California State University at Fullerton; a Diplomate in Counseling Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology; a licensed psychologist; a National Certified Counselor; a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Counseling Psychology); a Fellow of the American Counseling Association; and a Fellow of the Association for Specialists in Group Work. Dr. Corey taught undergraduate and graduate courses in group counseling, as well as courses in experiential groups, the theory and practice of counseling, and ethics in counseling. He is the author or co-author of 15 counseling textbooks currently in print and numerous journal articles. Along with his wife, Marianne Schneider Corey, Dr. Corey has conducted group counseling training workshops for mental health professionals at many universities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, Belgium, Scotland, England, and Ireland. The two received the Association for Specialists in Group Work's Eminent Career Award in 2001. Dr. Corey earned his doctorate in counseling from the University of Southern California.

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Table of Contents


1. Are the Helping Professions for You? 2. Knowing Your Values. 3. Helper, Know Thyself. 4. Common Concerns of Beginning Helpers. 5. The Helping Process. 6. Theory Applied to Practice. 7. Understanding Diversity. 8. Ethical and Legal Issues Facing Helpers. 9. Managing Boundary Issues. 10. Getting the Most From Your Fieldwork and Supervision. 11. Stress, Burnout, and Self-Care. 12. Working With Groups. 13. Working in the Community. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
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