Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers: Fundamental Skills and Cognitive Behavioral Interventions / Edition 6

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This respected text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and cognitive-behavioral intervention change strategies applicable to a wide range of client ages, cultural backgrounds, and problems in living. The book interweaves attention to conceptual and empirical foundations with an emphasis on practical skills and real-life factors in contemporary settings with diverse clientele. Long commended for its synthesis of up-to-date professional knowledge with case models, learning activities, and guided feedback, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS: FUNDAMENTAL SKILLS AND COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL INTERVENTIONS, Sixth Edition, features a new streamlined and reader-friendly design, as well as essential new information on vital topics such as ethics, critical thinking, client resistance, exposure therapy, the helping relationship, and recent developments in cognitive behavior therapy. These valuable additions complement a proven instructional format focusing on essential knowledge, skills, values, and tools needed by today's professional helpers.
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"The Cormier, Nurius, and Osborn text presents interviewing and change strategies within a carefully-researched but very readable format. The crucial importance of building a strong client/counselor relationship is clearly articulated in all of its relevant ingredients. Following this exposition, conceptualizing and assessment with goal setting and treatment planning are carefully examined. Finally, a variety of cognitive behavioral strategies are carefully reviewed with remarkable clarity. Throughout the text, attention is devoted to diversity issues, the client's ecology, and a multidisciplinary helping approach. Valuable learning exercises, client illustrations, and model dialogues are also included for many of the strategies described. A careful reading of this text by your students would ensure that they have been exposed to the fundamental skills and strategies needed for a beginning helper. . . . Graduates will choose to retain this book indefinitely as a reference in their professional library."

"The text, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS, is a thorough review of the literature and technique that prepares beginning psychologists and counselors to realistically understand, conceptualize and walk with clients through the counseling process. This text encourages learning by doing! The authors provide ample opportunities for the student to go beyond contemplation. There are numerous activities in each chapter that could be likened to a workbook format. If you are fairly new to teaching in the counseling field, this text is a gem as it provides ample teaching opportunities to be utilized during class, requiring little additional preparation by the instructor."

"INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES is one of the best, if not the best single text to teach basic counseling skills and intervention strategies. It is extremely thorough in the coverage of topics, current in the presentation of research to support the use of the strategies identified, and it seamlessly integrates issues related to diversity into the flow of the discussion. It is very thorough and every chapter has been extremely applicable to the needs of counselors in training. I often tell students that if I had to choose only 2 texts to teach counseling, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES would be one of them."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495410539
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 3/11/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 640
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sherry Cormier is Professor Emerita in the Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation Counseling, and Counseling Psychology at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV. She is a licensed psychologist in the state of West Virginia. Her current research and practice interests are in counseling and psychology training and supervision models, issues impacting girls and women, health, wellness, and stress management.

Paula S. Nurius is a Professor in the School of Social Work at the University of Washington in Seattle and Director of the Prevention Research Training Program funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Nurius is a mental health specialist; her research, practice, and teaching addressing perception and responding under conditions of stress and trauma with particular concern for vulnerable populations, conditions of social disadvantage, and fostering prevention and resilience-enhancing interventions. Her current scholarship focuses on life course stress, including interrelationships among violence and adversity exposures, mental health, substance use, and personal/social resources on adaptive and maladaptive development.

Cynthia J. Osborn is a Professor in the Counseling and Human Development Services graduate program at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed chemical dependency counselor in Ohio. Her research, clinical practice, and teaching have focused on substance use issues and counselor supervision from the perspectives of motivational interviewing and solution-focused therapy. Additional scholarship has addressed case conceptualization and treatment-planning skills, and stamina and resilience in mental health practice.

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Table of Contents

1. About this Book. 2. Building Your Foundation as a Helper. 3. Understanding Nonverbal Behavior. 4. Ingredients of an Effective Helping Relationship. 5. Listening Responses. 6. Influencing Responses. 7. Conceptualizing and Assessing Client Problems, Concerns, and Contexts. 8. Conducting an Interview Assessment With Clients. 9. Identifying, Defining, and Evaluating Outcome Goals. 10. Clinical Decision-Making and Treatment Planning. 11. Imagery and Modeling Strategies. 12. Reframing, Cognitive Modeling, and Problem Solving Strategies. 13. Cognitive Change and Cognitive Restructuring Strategies. 14. Stress Management Strategies. 15. Meditation and Relaxation Strategies. 16. Exposure Strategies. 17. Self-Management Strategies: Self-Monitoring, Stimulus Control, Self-Reward, and Self-Efficacy. 18. Strategies for Working With Resistance: Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
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