Thirty-Five Techniques Every Counselor Should Know / Edition 1

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Overview

A concise but thorough look at invaluable applied counseling skills, this book provides detailed information on 35 counseling techniques from varied theoretical approaches to help clients from all backgrounds create changes in their lives and meet their counseling goals.

While most introductory counseling skills classes in counselor education programs use a microskills approach supplemented with a theories text that provides a cursory glance at theory-based techniques, most counseling students enter their field without advanced instruction on the application of theory-based techniques to the counseling process. This first edition text strives to provide that missing piece — it is a succinct text that can be used as a secondary text in a theories, techniques, practicum, internship, or advanced or applied skills course that presents in-depth treatment of the major theory-based techniques that counselors use.

The text informs counselors of the theoretical basis underlying each technique and the common variations for implementation. Each technique is accompanied by research that informs the counselor of which techniques are best with which populations and each theoretical approach includes the multicultural implications for applying the approach to counseling clients from diverse cultures. The book also gives readers transcripts that illustrate how to use the techniques in sessions as well as outcomes research that informs counselors of the most effective ways to use these counseling techniques in practice with diverse clients.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780131702820
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 3/13/2009
  • Series: Alternative eText Formats Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Bradley T Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, is a professor in the school counseling program at Loyola University with primary teaching responsibilities in assessment, research, and lifespan development. He has held numerous professional leadership positions and published numerous books, articles and book chapters.

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Table of Contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS

Introduction

Section I: Techniques Based Upon Brief Counseling Approaches

Chapter 1. Scaling

Chapter 2. Exceptions

Chapter 3. Problem Free and Preferred Future Dialogue

Chapter 4. Miracle Question

Chapter 5. Flagging the Minefield

Section II: Techniques Based Upon Adlerian or Psychodynamic Approaches

Chapter 6. I-Messages

Chapter 7. Acting As If

Chapter 8. Spitting in the Soup

Chapter 9. Mutual Story-Telling

Chapter 10. Paradoxical Intention

Section III: Techniques Based Upon Gestalt Principles

Chapter 11. Empty Chair

Chapter 12. Body Movement and Exaggeration

Chapter 13. Role Reversal

Section IV: Techniques Based Upon Social Learning Approaches

Chapter 14. Modeling

Chapter 15. Behavior Rehearsal

Chapter 16. Role Play

Section V: Techniques Based Upon Cognitive Approaches

Chapter 17. Self-talk

Chapter 18. Visual / Guided Imagery

Chapter 19. Reframing

Chapter 20. Thought Stopping

Chapter 21. Cognitive Restructuring

Section VI: Techniques Based Upon Behavioral Approaches Using Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 22. Premack Principle

Chapter 23. Behavior Charts

Chapter 24. Token Economy

Chapter 25. Behavioral Contract

Section VII: Techniques Based Upon Behavioral Approaches Using Punishment

Chapter 26. Extinction

Chapter 27. Time-out

Chapter 28. Response Cost

Chapter 29. Overcorrection

Section VIII: Techniques Based Upon Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

Chapter 30. Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT)

Chapter 31: Bibliotherapy

Chapter 32. Deep Breathing

Chapter 33. Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training

Chapter 34. Systematic Desensitization

Chapter 35. Stress Inoculation Training

Concluding Remarks

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