Elements of the Helping Process: A Guide for Clinicians / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- Taylor & Francis
Elements of the Helping Process is a practical guide filled with novel ideas and innovative methods for tailoring the helping process to meet clients’special needs. The down-to-earth advice in this book draws upon both theoretical foundations and practical techniques and integrates individual and family approaches to assessment and intervention. It gives social workers a comprehensive collection of therapeutic strategies. With common-sense and minimal professional jargon, author Raymond Fox shows you how to customize social work. In contrast to guides based strictly on orthodox theory, this user-friendly book bridges the gap between scientific theories and the day-to-day decisions facing clinicians, making it easy for professionals to apply these strategies to their practices. The book highlights such components as the use of writing, developing family trees, logs, and profiles to help lead clients to self-discovery.
Elements of the Helping Process provides practical guidelines, systematic directions, and suggestions for actively responding to clients and their needs. Furthermore, this helpful book features detailed descriptions of steps to follow for each phase of the helping process. Readers will use this invaluable synthesis of theories, strategies, and techniques to create a climate of trust and to match assessment and intervention with the unique goals of their clients.
An important book for graduate students in social work, psychology, nursing, or counseling, Elements of the Helping Process also useful for practitioners seeking fresh approaches to clinical work with clients. Educators and family therapists will appreciate the integrative thrust and “right brain” approach of Fox’s book with its emphasis on synthesis, intuition, and wholeness.
Table of Contents
Contents To Do Our Work
- When You Begin, Begin at the Beginning
- Creating a “Safehouse”
- Contracting Through Goal Setting
- The Helping Relationship
- Assessment: Learning From a Jigsaw Puzzle
- Models of Helping: Working With an Individual
- Models of Helping: Working With a Family
- Creative Ways of Capturing the Life Story
- The Written Word: Enriching Your Work
- The Termination Process