The Professional Counselor: A Process Guide to Helping / Edition 5

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The new edition of this popular text gives the counseling student and beginning counselor the skills, interventions and strategies needed to develop a conceptual orientation, plan therapy, and assess its effectiveness.

Highlights of the 5th edition:

  • Skill summary tables help the reader identify specific interventions that are used to work with affective, cognitive, behavioral, and systemic agendas.
  • Chapter 12 has been completely revised to include three important counselor functions: Crisis intervention, Consultation, and Peer Supervision.
    • Introduces strategies for responding to counseling crises in school or community settings. Stages of crisis intervention, established skills and interventions that respond to crisis, and planning for post-crisis support are included.
    • Introduces strategies for planning consultation activities in the school or agency and for ways to organize effective peer supervision activities during and after training. Students are prepared to continue their growth beyond the formal training process.
    • Provides structure for establishing peer supervision relationships for the advanced- or post-graduate counselor, including stages of peer supervision development, skills and interventions appropriate to peer supervision, and client-support.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205410651
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 7.16 (w) x 9.42 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Table of Contents

1 The Context for Counseling 1
2 Stages and Skills of Counseling 23
3 Building Rapport and Relationship 45
4 Assessing Client Problems 76
5 Developing Counseling Goals 100
6 Defining Strategies and Selecting Interventions 122
7 Affective Interventions 144
8 Cognitive Interventions 178
9 Behavioral Interventions 212
10 Systemic Interventions 258
11 Termination and Follow-Up 290
12 Applying Counseling Skills to Other Counselor Functions 309
App. A Integrative Practice Exercises 341
App. B Forms and Guides for Use in Counseling Practice 351
References 367
Index 389
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