Improving Therapeutic Communication: A Guide for Developing Effective Techniques / Edition 1by D. Corydon Hammond, Dean H. Hepworth, Veon G. Smith, John D. Hepworth
Pub. Date: 04/15/2002
Improving Therapeutic Communication was first published in 1977 and has become a classic guide for mental health professionals, students, interns, and trainees who want to refine their basic people skills and improve their therapeutic bedside manner. The book includes fundamental principles, practical guidelines and exercises that aim to instill and enhance/i>… See more details below
Improving Therapeutic Communication was first published in 1977 and has become a classic guide for mental health professionals, students, interns, and trainees who want to refine their basic people skills and improve their therapeutic bedside manner. The book includes fundamental principles, practical guidelines and exercises that aim to instill and enhance the fundamental skills needed to respond to clients in a helpful manner. This first paperback edition of the best-selling guide also includes a new foreword by author D. Corydon Hammond.
Throughout the book, the authors focus on the basic skills that facilitate communications in therapy (empathy, respect, authenticity, relating in the here-and-now, and confrontation) and explore specific methods of using them. These skillswhich research shows are crucial to effective therapyenable therapists and counselors to
- Empathize in a caring way with the feelings of clients
- Become receptive to clients in a warm, respectful, and nonjudgmental way
- Constructively share feelings with clients in a natural, open manner
- Therapeutically utilize moment-to-moment, here-and-now interaction
- Make clients aware of their inconsistencies and discrepancies without arousing antagonism or defensiveness
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Table of Contents
1. Effective Elements in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
2. Processes and Phases in Counseling and Psychotherapy.
3. Barriers to Effective Communication.
4. Developing Perceptiveness to Feelings.
5. Responding Empathically to the Client's Expressions: Reciprocal Responses.
6. Expanding the Client's Meaning: Additive Responses.
7. Relating to Clients with Respect.
8. Relating to Clients with Genuineness.
9. Examining Here-and-Now Feelings and Interactions Within the Counseling Relationship.
10. Using Confrontation to Remove Barriers to Communication and Change.
11. Communication Processes in Effective Therapy: SummaryReferences.
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