Interviewing and Change Strategies for Helpers / Edition 7

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Fully updated to reflect the latest research and issues, INTERVIEWING AND CHANGE STRATEGIES FOR HELPERS, Seventh Edition introduces you to the knowledge, skills, values, and tools needed by today's professional helpers. The authors' conceptual foundation reflects four critical areas for helpers: core skills and attributes, effectiveness and evidence-based practice, diversity issues and ecological models, and critical commitments and ethical practice, using an interdisciplinary approach that reflects the authors' extensive experience in the fields of counseling, psychology, social work, and health and human services. The text skillfully combines evidence-based interviewing skills and cognitive-behavioral intervention change strategies, thus preparing you to work with clients representing a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, and challenges in living.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780840028570
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/20/2012
  • Series: HSE 123 Interviewing Techniques Series
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 322,790
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 10.10 (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. Building Your Foundation as a Helper. 2. Critical Commitments: Diversity Issues and Ethical Practice for Helpers. 3. Ingredients of an Effective Helping Relationship. 4. Listening. 5. Influencing Responses. 6. Assessing and Conceptualizing Client Problems, Concerns, and Contexts. 7. Conducting an Interview Assessment With Clients. 8. Constructing, Contextualizing, and Evaluating Treatment Goals. 9. Clinical Decision Making and Treatment Planning. 10 Cognitive Change Strategies: Reframing, Cognitive Modeling, Cognitive Restructuring and Schema Therapy. 11. Cognitive Approaches to Stress Management: Spirituality and Cultural Variation, Problem Solving Therapy, and Stress Inoculation Training. 12. Self-Calming Approaches to Stress Management: Breathing, Muscle Relaxation, and Mindfulness Meditation. 13. Exposure Therapy and Strategies: Imaginal, In Vitro, In Vivo, and Intensive. 14. Strategies for Working With Resistance: Solution Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. 15. Self-Management Strategies: Self-Monitoring, Stimulus Control, Self-Reward, and Self-Efficacy.
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