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ISBN-13 9780132605113ISBN-10 0132605112
ISBN-10 0132627507ISBN-13 9780132627504
Author(s): Mark E. Young
Publisher: Pearson
Copyright year: © 2013 Pages: 416

An interactive text for courses in Counseling Process Skills, and Techniques (Counseling) and Counseling Interventions (Counseling)

A refresher and hands-on resource for counselors new to their professions

Students and beginning counselors get step-by-step guidance for developing the skills and techniques they need to effectively help their clients.

This best-selling book emphasizes the techniques and skills necessary to be effective in the art of helping—from the basic building blocks to advanced therapeutic techniques. It goes beyond the basic techniques to address the “megaskills” and common curative factors that lie behind these methods, including how to form and repair a therapeutic relationship. The author’s conversational tone is appealing to students, yet the book is carefully referenced for instructors. The goal is to make beginning helpers become “reflective practitioners”—“Stop and Reflect” sections, exercises, homework, class discussion topics, and journal starters support this approach. Included are ample opportunities for students to practice the skills and techniques plus video segments to let them see the ideas in practice.