Applied Helping Skills

Author: Leah Brew
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483375706
Format: PDF
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With its practical, experiential approach, the Second Edition of Applied Helping Skills: Transforming Lives covers the basic skills and core interventions needed to begin seeing clients. By approaching therapy as an art rather than from a prescriptive diagnostic position, this text encourages readers to look at every situation differently and draw from their embedded knowledge to best serve the individuals in their care. Authors Leah Brew and Jeffrey A. Kottler weave humor and passion into their engaging prose, effectively conveying their excitement and satisfaction for doing helping work.

Social History Assessment

Author: Arlene Bowers Andrews
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452222525
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Her book takes us on a journey back to the basics of conducting a thorough and informative social history and is an account of what a real social history involves...I recommend this book not only for the novice but also for all clinicians who want an edge on how to accumulate more pertinent information concerning their patients and to guide their treatment." —PSYCCRITIQUES In the mental health and human service professions, taking a social history assessment marks the start of most therapeutic interventions. Social History Assessment is the first resource to offer practical guidance about interpreting the social history. Author Arlene Bowers Andrews provides rich resources to assist helping professionals as they gather and–most importantly–interpret information about social relationships in the lives of individuals.

Advancing Social Justice

Author: Tracy Davis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118388437
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This groundbreaking book offers educators a clear understanding of the concept of social justice and includes effective practices to help them promote social justice and address identity development on their campuses. In the first half of the book, the authors clarify the definition of social justice as an approach that examines and acknowledges the institutional and historical systems of power and privilege on individual identity and relationships. They provide important frameworks and foundational aspects of understanding social justice, and several chapters explore identity development using the critical lenses of history and context, concentrating on ways that oppression and privilege are manifest in the lived experiences of students. In the second half of the book, the authors supply educators with the conceptual tools and strategies needed to infuse a social justice approach into their work with students and within their institutions. They highlight important concepts to consider in designing and implementing effective social justice interventions and provide examples of effective social justice programs.

A Path Appears

Author: Nicholas D. Kristof
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0385349920
Format: PDF, ePub
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An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad—a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be. In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles faced by women and girls around the globe, and showcased individuals and institu­tions working to address oppression and expand opportunity. A Path Appears is even more ambi­tious in scale: nothing less than a sweeping tap­estry of people who are making the world a better place and a guide to the ways that we can do the same—whether with a donation of $5 or $5 mil­lion, with our time, by capitalizing on our skills as individuals, or by using the resources of our businesses. With scrupulous research and on-the-ground reporting, the authors assay the art and science of giving, identify successful local and global initia­tives, and share astonishing stories from the front lines of social progress. We see the compelling, in­spiring truth of how real people have changed the world, upending the idea that one person can’t make a difference. We meet people like Dr. Gary Slutkin, who devel­oped his landmark Cure Violence program to combat inner-city conflicts in the United States by applying principles of epidemiology; Lester Strong, who left a career as a high-powered television anchor to run an organization bringing in older Americans to tu­tor students in public schools across the country; MIT development economist Esther Duflo, whose pioneering studies of aid effectiveness have revealed new truths about, among other things, the power of hope; and Jessica Posner and Kennedy Odede, who are transforming Kenya’s most notorious slum by ex­panding educational opportunities for girls. A Path Appears offers practical, results-driven advice on how best each of us can give and reveals the lasting benefits we gain in return. Kristof and WuDunn know better than most how many urgent challenges communities around the world face to­day. Here they offer a timely beacon of hope for our collective future.

Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs

Author: Nicola Grove
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415687756
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This innovative and wide-ranging book shows how storytelling can open new worlds for children with or without special educational needs. With sections that outline both therapeutic and educational approaches, the leading practitioners who contribute to this practical resource draw on their extensive experience, and distil their own approaches for the reader to use as inspiration for their own lessons. Providing a highly accessible combination of theory and practice, the contributors to this book: Define their own approach to storytelling; Describe the principles and theory that underpin their practice; Demonstrate how they work with different types of story; Provide extensive case-studies and assessment frameworks for a range of different special needs and age ranges; Provide some 'top tips' for practitioners who want to start using stories in this way. Using Storytelling to Support Children and Adults with Special Needs will be of interest to all education professionals as well as therapists, youth workers, counsellors, and storytellers and theatre practitioners working in special education"--

One Life at a Time

Author: Jeffrey A. Kottler
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415933605
Format: PDF, Mobi
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One Life at a Time: Helping Skills and Interventions is a student-centered, inexpensive experientially based textbook for beginning courses in counseling and therapy. Written in Kottler's personal, easy-to-read and engaging style, this text covers all the basic skills and core interventions that beginners need to be taught in order to begin seeing clients. Students are encouraged to explore self-reflection and make connections between the material and their prior knowledge and experience; once internalized, these ideas and skills can be applied to one's life as well as one's work. Including an online instructor's manual, case examples and first person accounts - this book will help students to understand how best to meet a client's needs.

Building the Relationship

Author: Leah Brew
Publisher: Thomson Learning
ISBN: 9780534643898
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This integrated video-and-workbook set conceptualizes interviewing behaviors in a visual manner. It demonstrates specific skills for working through four common problematic interviewing behaviors that new students typically make: asking too many questions, giving advice, being social instead of therapeutic, and reflecting at a superficial level. Additionally, it presents comparative 'best practices' at work in realistic situations.

A Pawn s Journey

Author: Elliott Neff
Publisher: Made For Success Publishing
ISBN: 9781641463164
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Foreword by Tim Crothers, author of "The Queen of Katwe" now a Disney movie. From her first day in high school April knows she doesn't have what it takes to earn a college scholarship. She encounters a wise school counselor who turns her world upside down and begins to teach April invaluable life skills through a series of encounters...then everything begins to change for April. In this moving tale based on true stories, you will learn how the game of chess can develop a strategic mind-set and produces the rare ability to graciously handle set-backs. This success parable weaves powerful life lessons into a gripping story which you cannot set down. Discover the world beyond what you see and into the realm of possibilities.

Working Deeply

Author: Robert Barner
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 1787144232
Format: PDF
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Working Deeply is a guide for coaching and development professionals to help them foster their clients’ efforts in deep transformational learning. It introduces key concepts, theory and practical techniques for undertaking transformational coaching, and provides cases and examples illustrating the use of these tools in practice.

Intersectionality in Action

Author: Peter Felten
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620363224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Colleges and universities silo diversity and inclusion by creating specific courses to address them, or programs to welcome and support people with a range of identities, whereas in reality students, faculty and staff do not encounter diversity in the fractured ways that match the organizational structures of our institutions. We all simultaneously embody a variety of identities with different saliency in different circumstances and times. This book offers models for institutions to move intentionally toward intersections – of study abroad and multiculturalism, of race and gender and religion, and of other essential aspects of our educational programs and our students’ identities – to open doors to new possibilities that better prepare our students for life in a diverse world, and that allow our institutions to become more efficient and effective as we strive to not simply do things better in our own separate spheres, but to do better things by working together across difference. Each chapter offers action-oriented analysis focusing on particular campus intersections, rather than attending to specific demographic groups. Chapter authors also build on their own local expertise of doing this work on campuses that often do not have deep pockets or rich histories of such efforts. The book is organized into three sections: * People focuses on diversity broadly defined, considering questions about how we recruit and engage the students, faculty, and staff in the campus community, and how we work with governing boards and others to promote inclusive excellence. * Environment focuses on inclusion, including residence life, the local community, the working and learning environment, and external factors and events such as national and international news or town gown relationships. * Learning focuses on perspective taking and learning about difference in the core curriculum, the disciplines, and the co-curriculum, as well as professional development for faculty and staff. This ground reaking book helps readers, no matter what position they occupy on campus, to develop the knowledge and capacities necessary to create inclusive classrooms and is premised on the understanding that identity, oppression, power and marginalization cannot be addressed by looking solely at single identities.