Effective Helping: Interviewing and Counseling Techniques / Edition 7

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Gain the skills and strategies you need to be an effective and empathic helper with EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition. Today's helpers must have a wider, more diverse range of knowledge and skills than ever beforeā€”to succeed you must understand culturally diverse human behavior and development, the process of change, the power of contemporary forces, and you must know the best theories and methods of helping and communicating. EFFECTIVE HELPING: INTERVIEWING AND COUNSELING TECHNIQUES, Seventh Edition is the clear, applied, and respected book that will help you master the practical skills of interviewing and relationship building. This is a book that helps prepare you for the reality of what it's like to be a helper, and it's a resource you'll want to hold onto throughout your studies and well into your career.

Helper self-assessment, perceiving non-verbal messages, behavioral strategies, crisis theory, ethics, etc.

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"There is simply no better book for the purpose of giving students a clear understanding, in a concise format, of how to conceptualize and then work with a client. Further, this is the best book I've seen for giving students opportunities to practice specific skills."

"The exercises offered are "first rate" in aiding helpers in their skill development. The text is thorough in its discussion of the topics the author has chosen to address. The author often takes a more conversational tone [which] seems to lead to a more ready understanding of the material presented."

"[This text is] excellent in conceptualizing the process [and] sequencing activities. The questions suggested for each stage are very good. The updated information about issues in current practice and health coverage are also excellent."

A practical introduction to counseling, featuring case examples, dialogues, and experiential exercises. This sixth edition contains a new chapter introducing constructivism, feminist therapies, integrative therapies, and other current theoretical perspectives, and a new section on the 21st century discussing trends facing those in the helping professions. This edition offers expanded coverage of multicultural issues and an examination of solution-focused therapies in the managed-care environment. For undergraduate and graduate students in professional disciplines. Okun is affiliated with Northeastern University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Meet the Author

: Barbara F. Okun, Ph.D., is a professor of counseling psychology at Northeastern University and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Training Director of the Counseling/School Doctoral program at Northeastern and teaches and supervises clinical courses. The author of numerous books and articles, Dr. Okun also trains mental health professionals internationally.

Ricki E. Kantrowitz, Ph.D. is Professor of Psychology at Westfield State College. She has coordinated the college counseling center, school and mental health counseling master's programs, teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and has trained helping para-professionals and professionals nationally and internationally. She was a visiting lecturer for Semester at Sea and a visiting professor at the Centre for International Mental Health, The University of Melbourne. She has participated in Fulbright-Hays seminars in Korea, Hungary, and Morocco. She is a Non-Governmental Organizations Representative for the World Federation for Mental Health at the United Nations. She maintains a diverse clinical practice.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Helping Relationship. 3. Communication Skills. 4. Stage 1: Building Relationships and Establishing Goals. 5. Helping Theory. 6. Current Theoretical Perspectives. 7. Introduction to Strategies. 8. Stage 2: Applying Strategies. 9. Crisis Theory and Intervention. 10. Issues Affecting Helping. Appendix A. Observer's Guide to Rating Communication Skills. Appendix B. Sample Psychotherapy Policies. Appendix C. Sample Client Information Sheet. Appendix D. What Is the HIPAA Privacy Rule?

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