The Elements of Counseling, 7th Edition / Edition 7

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Master the qualities of a skilled therapist with THE ELEMENTS OF COUNSELING. Brief and practical, this handy guide focuses on relationship building, the counseling process, self-exploration, and presents information that is essential for beginning counselors to know and for experienced counselors to remember. Designed to give you immediate access to information without having to read pages of commentary, this counseling textbook serves as a quick reference for both counselors in training and practitioners.

Discusses strategies to assist clients in self- exploration, documenting your work, behavioral counseling.

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Inspired by Strunk and White's famous 1976 , Meier and Davis (both State U. of New York-Buffalo) outline 43 skills essential to success in the helping professions. Students can learn fundamentals and patterns, and veterans can refresh their memory and revive their enthusiasm. No dates are noted for the earlier editions; the fourth discusses managed care and the Web. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495813330
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: HSE 125 Counseling Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 147,270
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott T. Meier is a licensed psychologist who received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. He is associate professor and co-director of training for the Program in Counseling and Educational Psychology, SUNY Buffalo.

Susan R. Davis is a licensed psychologist who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. She is in full-time private practice and is President of Behavioral Healthcare Network, a professional association of independent mental health clinicians in Western New York.

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Table of Contents

1: Setting the Stage: Counseling Process. 2: Strategies to Assist Clients in Self-Exploration. 3: A Few Mistaken Assumptions. 4: Important Topics. 5: Counselor, Know Thyself. 6: A Brief Introduction to Intervention.

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  • Posted May 8, 2010

    Excellent Book!

    This book is written like the Elements of Style so the flow is a little off, but it is a great book for those beginning their counseling coursework or new to the field. The book could also be useful for those who are more "seasoned" in the field. The book gives quick synopses of issues that may arise in the counselors work life, from important topics to setting the counseling atmosphere. It is definitely a quick read, and could definitely benefit various professionals in the counseling field. While this book was assigned to me for a class, I would definitely pick it up it was recommended reading or if I found it browsing the shelves.

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