This practical book shows beginning counselors and therapists how to conduct effective interviews using Allen Ivey's original microskills approach. Following the discrete, easy-to-master steps in this book, you'll learn: how to listen, influence, and structure and effective interviewing session, how to conduct a full interview using only listening skills, and much more.
A text for introductory courses in interviewing skills and counseling theory and practice for students of counselling or therapy. From a microskills approach, explains how to structure an interview, listen productively, measure the effect on the client, and evaluate interviewing skills. Updated to incorporate ideas developed since the 1988 edition; first published in 1983. Acidic paper. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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This fifth edition of a text for students in the helping professions increases emphasis on accountability and multicultural understanding, and adds new exercises and case studies, new boxes on research relevant to interviewing, and enhanced material on community and family genograms. Allen Ivey is professor emeritus at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and president of an educational publishing firm. Mary Ivey is vice president of an educational publishing firm. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Allen E. Ivey is a distinguished university professor (emeritus) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and professor of counseling at the University of South Florida, Tampa (courtesy appointment). He is president of Microtraining Associates, an educational publishing firm. A diplomate in counseling psychology, Dr. Ivey was honored as a Multicultural Elder at the National Multicultural Conference and Summit. He is author or co-author of more than 40 books and 200 articles and chapters, translated into 18 languages. He is the originator of the Microskills approach, basic to this book.
Mary Bradford Ivey is vice president of Microtraining Associates and courtesy professor of counseling at the University of South Florida, Tampa. A former school counselor for the Amherst, Massachusetts, schools, she has served as visiting professor at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst; University of Hawaii, Manoa; and Flinders University, South Australia. Dr. Ivey earned her undergraduate degree in social work and education from Gustavus Adolphus College, a master's degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin, and her doctorate in organizational development at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author or co-author of twelve books, translated into multiple languages, and several articles and chapters. A Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC) and a licensed mental health counselor (LMHC), she has held a certificate in school counseling. She has presented workshops and keynote lectures with Dr. Allen Ivey throughout the world. She is also known for her work in promoting and explaining development guidance and counseling in the United States and abroad. Dr. Ivey received national recognition when her elementary counseling program at the Fort River School was named one of the ten best in the nation at the Christa McAuliffe Conference. She is one of the first fifteen honored Fellows of the American Counseling Association and is also a recipient of the American Counseling Association's Ohana Award for her work in multicultural counseling.
Carlos P. Zalaquett is associate professor in the Department of Psychological and Social Foundations at the University of South Florida, where he serves as the coordinator of the Mental Health Counseling Specialization and the Graduate Certificate in Mental Health Counseling.
Before You Start: Building Competency in Interviewing and Counseling. Section I: INTRODUCTION. 1. Toward Intentional Interviewing and Counseling. 2. Ethics, Multicultural Competence, and Wellness. 3. Attending Behavior: Basic to Communication. Section II: HEARING CLIENT STORIES: HOW TO ORGANIZE AN INTERVIEW. 4. Questions: Opening Communication. 5. Observation Skills. 6. Encouraging, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing: The Skills of Active Listening. 7. Observing and Reflecting Feelings: A Foundation of Client Experience. 8. Listening Skills: How to Conduct a Well-Formed Interview. Section III: HELPING CLIENTS GENERATE NEW STORIES THAT LEAD TO ACTION: INFLUENCING SKILLS AND STRATEGIES. 9. The Skills of Confrontation: Supporting While Challenging. 10. Focusing the Interview: Exploring the Story from Multiple Perspectives. 11. Reflection of Meaning and Interpretation/Reframing:Helping Clients Restory Their Lives. 12. Influencing Skills: Five Strategies for Change. Section IV: SKILL INTEGRATION. 13. Skill Integration: Putting it All Together. 14. Microskills and Counseling Theory: Sequencing Skills and Interview Stages 15. Determining Personal Style and Future Theoretical/Practical Integration. Appendix: Glossary of Terms for Brain Areas Discussed in Research Portions of this Book.