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Basic Counseling Techniques

Basic Counseling Techniques

A Beginning Therapist’S Toolkit (Third Edition)

  • Author: Wayne Perry
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781463464318
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 362
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Wayne Perry has been a therapist for more than thirty years, but he still hears the same thing from beginning counselors and therapists: Yes, I know what the theory says, but what do I do with this particular client? Drawing on his decades of experience training marriage and family therapists, professional counselors, and pastoral counselors, he answers that question in the updated edition of his landmark book: Basic Counseling Techniques. He provides practical suggestions for setting up the therapy room, using audiovisual recording equipment, and conducting those first critical interviews. You'll learn how to: apply nine different sets of clinical tools; select the appropriate tool for the appropriate clinical situation; and improve how you carry out the clinical thinking process. Each chapter concludes with a "Living into the Lesson" section that allows you to participate in experiential exercises to master what you've learned. While designed for counselors and therapists in the beginning of their careers, even veterans in the field will find value in this updated edition.

Counseling Techniques

Counseling Techniques

Improving Relationships with Others, Ourselves, Our Families, and Our Environment

  • Author: Rosemary A. Thompson
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134614411
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 354
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The third edition of Counseling Techniques follows in its predecessors’ steps, presenting the art and science of counseling in a clear and common-sense manner that makes it accessible for counseling students and seasoned practitioners alike. New to this edition are chapters on play therapy and a host of other updates that illustrate ways to use different techniques in different situations. Counseling Techniques stresses the need to recognize and treat the client within the context of culture, ethnicity, interpersonal resources, and systemic support, and it shows students how to meet these needs using more than five hundred treatment techniques, each of which is accompanied by step-by-step procedures and evaluation methods.

The Essential Counselor

The Essential Counselor

Process, Skills, and Techniques

  • Author: David Hutchinson
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1452205043
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 384
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The Second Edition of The Essential Counselor is a practical and inspirational text. With a warm and passionate writing style, David Hutchinson demonstrates the process of becoming a counselor and developing key skills from start to finish. The author gains credibility through his real world examples and reflection activities, helping students feel less intimidated. The book covers all the key counseling skills learned in a skills/methods course, including skills for engaging a client, tools for engagement, lab practice activities, listening skills, developing empathy, and more advanced skills such as assessment, goal setting and action planning. Additionally, many of the skills described in The Essential Counselor are exemplified with an accompanying DVD that demonstrates skills used with six different client groups.

Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy

  • Author: Janet Tolan
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1446239217
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 180
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`Overall this both is accessible and useful... a very readable book' - The Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy `Skills in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy is not just an academic guide; it is a valuable tool-kit for the therapist regardless of the level of expertise. It provides, at times, an almost visual insight to the therapeutic process by drawing on the emotional and reflective resources of the reader through the use of the simplest languages' - Sheila Hawkins, Counselling Psychology Review `Janet Tolan has drawn on her extensive knowledge and experience to produce an accessible and imaginative introduction to the skills of person-centred therapy. Her excellent book is enlivened by useful, informative exercises and examples from practice, which convey the heart and methods of the approach to the reader. She demonstrates the practical power of Rogers' necessary and sufficient conditions, explains clearly the person-centred notion of process and also deals with structural and professional issues. She even shows how the therapeutic conditions can be applied to working with organizations. This book is a 'must' for both beginning and experienced person-centred practitioners' - Paul Wilkins, Co-Editor of British Journal of Guidance and Counselling `What is also valuable in this book is the way that the author places person-centred working within the professional context, demonstrating its practical application under the chapter headings of "beginnings and endings", "professional issues" and "managing the work in an organization". Janet writes in a very accessible style. Skills in Person Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy will certainly be of great value to the person seeking to grasp the fundamental principles of person-centred working.... Paul effectively tackles a range of issues, under chapter headings that convey some of the challenges made towards the person-centred approach, for instance, "Self-Actualisation: A Culture-Bound, Naïve and Optimistic View of Human Nature?" and "Non-Directivity: a Fiction and Irresponsible Denial of Power?" Chapters are subtitled with further affirmations that question person-centred working: "How Can Anyone Guarantee Unconditional Positive Regard?", "Empathy - an Illusion of Shared Consciousness?", "Congruence - an Impossible Way of Being?", questions which he responds to head on, describing the truth concerning the theoretical nature and application of person-centred therapy, drawing on a range of key theoreticians and practitioners within this discipline' - Richard Bryant-Jefferies, Healthcare, Counselling and Psychotherapy Journal `[Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy] is logically ordered and deals with the central tenets of psychotherapy from a person-centred perspective.... This text is a good, solid read and will bring an opportunity for clear thinking and practice for many in the field of mental health and not only counsellors. It will be valuable for teachers and educators alike as well as anyone who is concerned with personal interactions with others' - Tom Mason, Mental Health Care Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy is a step-by-step guide to counselling practice using the person-centred approach. The book takes the reader through the counselling process, providing advice on how to structure and manage therapeutic work in ways which are thoroughly grounded in person-centred principles. The book describes all aspects of the therapeutic relationship - from the initial meeting and assessment, right through to ending the relationship well - and demonstrates how the skills and attitudes of the person-centred practitioner are used effectively in a range of counsellor-client interactions. Psychological contact, congruence, empathy and unconditional positive regard - central tenets of the approach - are defined, not only as the basis of counselling, but also of the practitioner's wider role within their organization or agency. Skills in Person-Centred Counselling & Psychotherapy is an ideal introduction for beginning practitioners and for more experienced therapists who want to extend their range. The subtleties of the person-centred approach are fully explored and examples and exercises are used to aid understanding of theory and the development of skills.

Models of Family Therapy

Models of Family Therapy

The Essential Guide

  • Author: William A. Griffin (Ph. D.),Shannon M. Greene
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780876308868
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 155
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Models of Family Therapy provides an overview of established family therapy models such as structural, behavioral, psychoeducational, experiential therapy, and others. To facilitate learning how the dimensions of each model "fit" with other models, this book enhances comparability by using the same general outline in all chapters. In these outlines, the critical components of each model are broken down into a few core assumptions, terms, techniques, and methods. These critical components are summarized consistent with their description in the original publications. This book can also be useful as a primary text or supplement in a marriage and family therapy course because of the style of presentation. In addition, graduate students and professionals can benefit from this guidebook in order to prepare for any state or national examination on marriage and family therapy.

Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models

Family Therapy Review: Contrasting Contemporary Models

  • Author: Anne Rambo,Charles West,AnnaLynn Schooley,Tommie V. Boyd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136243410
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 312
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This unique text uses one common case to demonstrate the applications of a wide range of family therapy models. Readers will find it useful when studying for the national family therapy licensing exam, which requires that exam takers be able to apply these models to case vignettes. The authors, all of whom are practicing family therapists, apply their chosen model of family therapy to a single, hypothetical case to highlight what each model looks like in practice. Beginning therapists will find the exposure to new ideas about therapy useful, and will be better able to establish which approaches they want to explore in more depth. Experienced therapists and supervisors will find it useful to understand what “those other family therapists” are doing, and to meet the challenge of supervising those from different perspectives. Family Therapy Review is the practical tool therapists need to make sense of the field, and meet the varied challenges their clients present.

Listening to Your Sheep:

Listening to Your Sheep:

The Fine Art of Pastoral Diagnosis

  • Author: Wayne Perry
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • ISBN: 9781467810784
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 116
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Did you see the way that guy acted at that meeting? I cant believe someone would act that way in church! If you have ever heard, or perhaps thought or said, something like this, Listening To Your Sheep is for you. Based on more than ten years of research, Listening To Your Sheep uses the common Biblical image of the people of God as sheep to describe the major types of people who are bound to be in every congregation. Not only does Dr. Wayne Perry describe the sheep and how they are likely to respond in common situations in a congregation, he also gives concrete advice the leaders of the congregation can use to work more effectively with these sheep. The book begins with some necessary background on listening skills and on the rules by which all human systems, from families to congregations to multinational organizations, operate. With this foundation in place, each succeeding chapters describes a particular kind of sheep which will be found in every religious body. Listening is indeed key to diagnosing each type of sheep. As the author points out, to diagnose actually means to listen thoroughly. Dr. Perry shows how to listen to the words and the actions of the people in the congregation to understand what type of sheep you are working with. Each chapter also shows what happens when this type of sheep become a shepherd, that is, when the sheep becomes a leader of the body. The results are often fascinating. All the more so because the practical suggestions Dr. Perry provides are based on research into and observations of many different religious groups. You are sure to hear someone you know in this book.

Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals (Revised and Expanded)

Therapist as Life Coach: An Introduction for Counselors and Other Helping Professionals (Revised and Expanded)

  • Author: Patrick Williams,Deborah C. Davis
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
  • ISBN: 9780393075816
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 264
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In 2006, U.S. News and World Report listed coaching as one of the 10 top growing professions. The first edition of Therapist as Life Coach, published in 2002, anticipated this trend, and since its publication it has become a standard for therapists who wish to transition or expand their practices into life coaching. Pat Williams and Deborah C. Davis have finally revised their classic practice-building book for today's therapists and future coaches. Every chapter in this second edition has been updated and rewritten, reflecting the growth of the coaching field and its increasing appeal to not only therapists, but all helping professionals. The book begins by exploring the history of the coaching movement and shows how society is hungry for life coaches. The second part of the book explains in detail the differences and similarities between coaching and therapy, discusses the coaching relationship, and considers some of the skills therapists will need to learn and unlearn in order to reclaim their joyfulness about their work. Professional transition tools such as developing and marketing your practice and honing your coaching skills are discussed at length in Part Three. The final section moves beyond basic life coaching to introduce coaching specialties such as corporate coaching, offers self-care strategies for life coaches, and peeks into the future of life coaching. There is new material throughout, including an overview of recent coaching developments, updated liability concerns, new business opportunities, and a new section on the research about coaching. Coaching gives practitioners the opportunity to break free of managed care and excessive reliance on the insurance industry and to work with a wide range of clients—specifically, those who are not suffering from mental illness but, rather, seeking to maximize their life potential. This book will help you enter this lucrative and personally enriching world with the skills and knowledge you need to build a successful coaching practice.

Alfred Adler's Basic Concepts and Implications

Alfred Adler's Basic Concepts and Implications

  • Author: Robert William Lundin
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 9780915202836
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 166
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This book presents the basic principles of Adler's psychology. The first chapter looks at Adlerian psychology as it exists today, and examines earlier influences. The second chapter examines feelings of inferiority and compensation for these feelings. The third chapter considers the nature of goals and how they are formulated. The fourth chapter examines strivings for power and superiority, and social interest. The fifth chapter presents a typology of personality based on the combination of activity and social interest. Also included is Adler's attempt to relate the four temperaments of Hippocrates and Galen to his own personality theory. The sixth chapter deals with the style of life. Relevance of birth order is discussed as a contributing factor to the style of life and to personality development. The seventh chapter considers three problems of life: one's relation with society, one's occupation, and love and marriage. The eighth chapter examines dreams and their interpretation. The ninth chapter discusses techniques used to protect the self from threats to self-esteem. The tenth chapter examines the neurotic character, and the eleventh chapter discusses therapy. The twelfth chapter discusses crime and its prevention. The thirteenth chapter considers applications to the education of and the upbringing of a child. The fourteenth chapter contains Adler's critique of Freudian theory. A summary of Adler's position and pros and cons of Adler's psychology are contained in the epilogue. (LLL)

Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor

Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
  • ISBN: 9780205306497
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 260
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This book covers one of the eight core areas of the Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) curriculum, which relates to professional orientation or identity. It would serve counselors in training who attend schools that are CACREP-accredited or whose curriculum conforms to CACREP guidelines. This book would also aid practicing counselors who are preparing for national certification and/or state licensure as professional counselors. Practice Issues for the Beginning Counselor addresses ten topics of consequence including: What is my professional identity? How is my training different from social workers or family therapists? What is involved in becoming licensed? What is involved in starting a private practice? What do I need to know about ethics and the law? How do I continue to receive clinical supervision? What is involved in counselor advocacy? How do I respond to the client when issues of spirituality arise? How will the Internet affect me in the future? For new and practicing counselors.