The Essential Counselor: Process, Skills, and Techniques / Edition 2

The Essential Counselor: Process, Skills, and Techniques / Edition 2

by David R. Hutchinson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1452205043

ISBN-13: 9781452205045

Pub. Date: 09/29/2011

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Second Edition of The Essential Counselor is a practical and inspirational text. With a warm and passionate writing style, David Hutchinson demonstrates the process of becoming a counselor and developing key skills from start to finish. The author gains credibility through his real world examples and reflection activities, helping students feel

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The Second Edition of The Essential Counselor is a practical and inspirational text. With a warm and passionate writing style, David Hutchinson demonstrates the process of becoming a counselor and developing key skills from start to finish. The author gains credibility through his real world examples and reflection activities, helping students feel less intimidated. The book covers all the key counseling skills learned in a skills/methods course, including skills for engaging a client, tools for engagement, lab practice activities, listening skills, developing empathy, and more advanced skills such as assessment, goal setting and action planning. Additionally, many of the skills described in The Essential Counselor are exemplified with an accompanying DVD that demonstrates skills used with six different client groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452205045
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/29/2011
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
293,915
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1. An Invitation to Counseling Work
2. Getting Started: Skills and Tasks for Engaging a New Client
3. Skills for Developing the Relationship
4. Skills for Deepening the Relationship
5. Assessment, Goal Setting, and Action Planning
6. Developing Ethical and Cultural Competency
7. Essential Action Skills: Working Toward Goals
8. Skills for Managing Crisis Situations
9. Advanced Action Skills: Moving Beyond Stability
10. Exceptional Counseling Challenges
11. Skills for Ending
12. The Whole Counselor: Maintaining Health and Perspective Index

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