Helping the Client: A Creative Practical Guide

Helping the Client: A Creative Practical Guide

by John Heron

Hardcover(Fifth Edition)

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Praise for First Edition

'A wonderful book. John Heron's writing is clear and his depth of counselling experience is evident. He tackles the immense and difficult issues of responsibility and power within a helping relationship with great sensitivity and insight'- Clinical Psychology Forum

'Those who claim to have counselling among their skills should read this book and reflect on their own practice. This would in itself be a growth experience for many'- British Journal of Psychiatry

'The author rewards one with a wealth of interventions which are, as the subtitle suggests, very creative but also very practical'- Nursing Times


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761972884
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 08/09/2001
Edition description: Fifth Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

John Heron founded the Human Potential Research Group at the University of Surrey, and later pioneered personal and professional development programs for doctors, as Assistant Director, British Postgraduate Medical Federation, University of London. He now runs the South Pacific Centre for Human Inquiry, New Zealand.

Table of Contents

Preparation for Helping
Client Categories and States
Prescriptive Interventions
Informative Interventions
Confronting Interventions
Cathartic Interventions
Catharsis and Transmutation
Catalytic Interventions
Supportive Interventions
Basic Interventions
Phases and Sequencing
Degenerate and Perverted Interventions
Six-Category Training
Teaching Interpersonal Skills

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