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Learning the Art of Helping: Building Blocks and Techniques with MyCounselingLab without Pearson eText -- Access Card Package / Edition 5

by Mark E. Young

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    ISBN-13: 2900134391075
    Publisher: Pearson
    Publication date: 07/15/2015
    Edition description: Older Edition
    Pages: 416
    Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

    About the Author

    Mark Young is a Professor at the University of Central Florida. He received his doctorate from Ohio University. He has trained helpers for more than 20 years and worked in community mental health, private practice, college counseling centers, and corrections for more than 15 years. Dr. Young’s professional writing has focused mainly on therapeutic methods and techniques, wellness, and counseling couples. He is the co-author of Counseling Today (2012) with Darcy Granello(Pearson) and Counseling and Therapy for Couples, 3/e with Lynn Long & Brigid Nooan (In press, Cengage) with Lynn Long & Brigid Noonan.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1 Helping as a Personal Journey

    The Demands of the Journey

    Becoming a Reflective Practitioner

    How a Helper Develops: Perry's Stages

    The Development of Expertise

    The Challenge of Development

    The Perfect Helper or When Do I Quit Developing?

    Who Can Be an Effective Helper?

    What Can You Bring to a Client?

    Chapter 2 The Nuts and Bolts of Helping

    Defining Some Important Terms

    How is Professional Helping Different from Friendship?

    What Can You Expect from a Helping Relationship?

    Learning Basic Skills and Common Curative Factors

    Stages of the Helping Process: A Road Map

    Chapter 3 The Therapeutic Relationship

    The Importance of the Therapeutic Relationship in Creating Change

    How Can a Helper Create a Therapeutic Relationship?

    Other Factors That Help or Strain the Therapeutic Relationship

    Chapter 4 Helping Someone Who Is Different

    Differences That Can Affect the Therapeutic Alliance

    Challenges Caused by Differences in Culture

    Helping a Client Whose Culture is Different from the Helper's

    Challenges Caused by Differences in Gender

    Chapter 5 Invitational Skills

    Listening to the Client's Story

    Nonverbal Communication Between Helper and Client

    Nonverbal Skills in the Helping Relationship

    Opening Skills: How to Invite

    Chapter 6 Reflecting Skills: Paraphrasing

    Reflecting Content and Thoughts, Reflecting Feelings, and Reflecting Meaning

    Reasons for Reflecting

    The Skill of Paraphrasing: Reflecting Content and Thoughts

    Common Problems in Paraphrasing

    Chapter 7 Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Feelings

    The Importance of Understanding Emotions

    The Skill of Reflecting Feelings

    How to Reflect Feelings

    Common Problems in Reflecting Feelings

    Chapter 8 Reflecting Skills: Reflecting Meaning and Summarizing

    Meaning: Uncovering the Next Layer

    How to Identify Meaning Issues with a Clint


    The Nonjudgmental Listening Cycle

    Chapter 9 Challenging Skills

    When Should We Use the Challenging Skills?

    Giving Feedback

    How to Give Feedback


    How to Confront

    Evaluating Confrontation and Client Response

    Chapter 10 Assessment and the Initial Interview

    Why Assessment?

    Testing as an Assessment Tool

    Assessment is a Critical Part of Helping

    Categorizing Clients and Their Problems

    Beginning Assessment Methods

    Chapter 11 Goal-Setting Skills

    Where Do I Go from Here? Set Goals!

    What are the Characteristics of Constructive Goals?

    Who Owns the Problem? The Technique of Focusing on the Client

    The Technique of Boiling Down the Problem

    Chapter 12 Change Techniques

    Giving Advice and Information


    The Skill of Alternate Interpretation

    How to Teach a Client to Use Alternate Interpretation

    Chapter 13 Outcome Evaluation and Termination Skills

    Evaluating the Effectiveness of Helping

    Basic Outcome Evaluation Methods


    Dealing with Loss at Termination

    How to Maintain Therapeutic Gains and Prevent Relapse Following Termination

    Chapter 14 Curative Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part I

    Curative Factors

    Treatment Planning and the REPLAN System

    The Therapeutic Factor of Enhancing Efficacy and Self-Esteem

    Silencing the Internal Critic: The Technique of Countering

    Practicing New Behaviors



    Chapter 15 Curative Factors and Advanced Change Techniques: Part II

    Lowering and Raising Emotional Arousal

    Techniques that Stimulate Emotional Arousal and Expression

    Activating Client Expectations, Hope, and Motivation

    Providing New Learning Experiences


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