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40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know / Edition 2

40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know / Edition 2

by Bradley T. Erford


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40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know / Edition 2

User friendly, concise, and thorough, Bradley Erford’s 40 Techniques Every Counselor Should Know gives students a succinct look at the theoretical basis underlying each of 40 counseling techniques, and the common variations that can be used to ensure their successful implementation. The book identifies techniques from diverse theoretical approaches, including: Brief Counseling; Adlerian or Psychodynamic, Gestalt; Mindfulness; humanistic-phenomenological; Social Learning; Cognitive; Behavioral; and Cognitive-behavioral. Transcripts and descriptions show step-by-step how to implement the techniques, outcome research on each technique helps in determining which techniques are best for use with various populations, and multicultural implications help readers learn more about applying each technique and approach to counseling clients from diverse cultures. Added to this new edition are: new chapters on Journaling, Miller and Rollnick’s motivational interviewing, self-disclosure, empathic confrontation, and strength bombardment; new sections on mindfulness-based procedures and humanistic-phenomenological approach to counseling; a number of new, edited, or expanded transcripts; and; thorough updating of sources throughout.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780133571745
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 266,137
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., LCPC, NCC, LPC, LP, LSP, is a Past President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Education Specialties Department in the School of Education at Loyola University Maryland. He has authored or edited more than 30 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of more than 60 refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and 15 published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counseling profession from ACA and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions.

Table of Contents

Brief Table of Contents

Section 1 Techniques Based on Solution-Focused Brief Counseling Approaches

Chapter 1: Scaling

Chapter 2: Exceptions
Chapter 3: Problem-Free Talk
Chapter 4: Miracle Question
Chapter 5: Flagging the Minefield

Section 2 Techniques Based Upon Adlerian or Psychodynamic Approaches

Chapter 6: I-Messages

Chapter 7: Acting As If
Chapter 8: Spitting in the Soup

Chapter 9: The Mutual Storytelling

Chapter 10: Paradoxical Intention

Section 3 Techniques Based on Gestalt and Psychodrama Principles

Chapter 11: Empty Chair

Chapter 12: Body Movement and Exaggeration Chapter 13: Role Reversal

Section 4 Techniques Based on Mindfulness Approaches

Chapter 14: Visual/Guided Imagery

Chapter 15: Deep Breathing

Chapter 16: Progressive Muscle Relaxation Training (PMRT)

Section 5 Techniques Based on Humanistic-Phenomenological Approaches

Chapter 17: Self-Disclosure

Chapter 18: Challenging/Confrontation

Chapter 19: Motivational Interviewing

Chapter 20: Strength Bombardment

Section 6 Techniques Based on Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches

Chapter 21: Self-Talk

Chapter 22: Reframing

Chapter 23: Thought Stopping

Chapter 24: Cognitive Restructuring

Chapter 25: Rational-Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT): The ABCDEF Model and Rational Emotive Imagery

Chapter 26: Bibliotherapy

Chapter 27: Journaling

Chapter 28: Systematic Desensitization

Chapter 29: Stress Inoculation Training

Section 7 Techniques Based on Social Learning Approaches

Chapter 30: Modeling

Chapter 31: Behavioral Rehearsal
Chapter 32: Role Play

Section 8 Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Positive Reinforcement

Chapter 33: Premack Principle

Chapter 34: Behavior Chart

Chapter 35: Token Economy

Chapter 36: Behavioral Contract

Section 9 Techniques Based on Behavioral Approaches Using Punishment

Chapter 37: Extinction

Chapter 38: Time Out
Chapter 39: Response Cost

Chapter 40: Overcorrection

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