Essential Counseling Skills

Author: Sandy Magnuson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483352250
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Essential Counseling Skills: Practice and Application Guide offers practical, step-by-step guidance for developing and applying the skills necessary for careers in counseling. Using the metaphor of a professional journey, this guide provides commentary and background information throughout, as readers are directed in their development of such key counseling skills as empathy, building relationships, case conceptualization, and facilitating change. Deep reflection is further encouraged at every key stage through the integration of theory with a wealth of applied exercises and examples.

The Counseling Skills Practice Manual

Author: David Hutchinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483342581
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Counseling Skills Practice Manual is a practical guide for students who are working on improving their counseling skills. Designed as a companion to The Essential Counselor and its accompanying DVD of professionally demonstrated skills, this manual works directly with the student, offering a discussion of each skill set along with examples and practice exercises. The manual features 12 practice sessions, each of which focuses on a specific counseling skill set. Many of the essential skills are covered, such as using questions, nonverbal behaviors, making reflections of client meaning, and feeling. But the student also gains practice here with other important skills, such as learning how to deal with clients in crisis and reluctant clients, how to appropriately confront, and how to give and receive accurate and supportive feedback to one another. These practice sessions are designed to help the students recognize and build upon their natural interpersonal skill set as they learn new skills. They will help students become more competent in their use of counseling skills and feel more comfortable and confident in their roles as emerging counseling professionals.

Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools

Author: Sandy Magnuson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1544350171
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Counseling Children and Adolescents in Schools is a text and practice and application guide designed to help aspiring school psychologists and counselors gain the necessary theoretical background and skill set to work effectively with youth in schools. The dual focus on school counselors and school psychologists provides students a broader view of the different mental health professionals in the schools, with an emphasis on collaboration. This interdisciplinary text can be used across pre-practica, practica, and other school-based field experiences.

The Essential Counselor

Author: David Hutchinson
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483366596
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written with a warm, engaging, and passionate spirit, the Third Edition of David R. Hutchinson’s The Essential Counselor comprehensively reveals the process of becoming a counselor from start to finish. Emphasizing the importance of the therapeutic alliance, this practical book provides budding and experienced counselors with real-world examples, reflection activities, and skill-building exercises that challenge and promote the critical thinking skills necessary to thrive in professional counseling environments. The fully updated Third Edition is rich with case studies and features video demonstrations of key skills needed when working with clients.

Essential Interviewing and Counseling Skills

Author: Tracy Prout, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826199151
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the only comprehensive text to focus on the development of practical interviewing and counseling skills for Master's-level mental health counseling students. It is structured around the goals established by the CACREP's 2009 document on standards for MHC programs, and uniquely encompasses both theory and practice from the perspectives of a diverse array of theoretical schools and practice strategies. The text emphasizes the importance of multicultural facets of interviewing and counseling throughout, challenging students to examine their own backgrounds and biases as they develop professionally.

The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice

Author: Gladeana McMahon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131783531X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Many practitioners consider setting up in private practice at some point in their career, whether full-time or alongside other employment. The Essential Skills for Setting Up a Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice provides comprehensive yet accessible coverage of all the major skills needed to succeed. Based on the authors' extensive experience, this book provides a valuable insight into how to minimise the risks associated with working privately, offering practical advice on how to keep a balance between self-development, personal health and meeting the needs of clients, whilst maintaining high standards and making a reasonable living. Acknowledging the fact that being a good therapist may not, in itself, be sufficient to be successful in self-employment, the authors discuss the need for sound business skills, professional development, self-knowledge and motivation. Divided into three sections, the book covers all the essential business, professional and personal skills and includes discussion of subjects such as insurance, finance, legal issues, marketing, stress management, security and retirement planning. The focus on skills and how to acquire and develop them makes this book an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice. This book will prove to be an invaluable reference for all mental health professionals who are considering setting up their own private practice.

Developing Your Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills and Practice

Author: Ladislav Timulak
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1848606249
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`Developing Your Counselling and Psychotherapy Skills and Practice fills the void between books that cover basic counselling skills and those that cover specific methods in depth. For the trainee or clinician who asks "I am sitting in front of my client, now what do I do next?", Timulak's book will provide that answer.' Paul Jerry, Psychologist and Associate Professor, Athabasca University --

The Contemplative Counselor

Author: Rodolfo R Nolasco Jr
Publisher: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1451417659
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The contemplative approach to life, care, and counseling demands a daily call to surrender the underlying attitude of meritocracy that heavily emphasizes good works to produce successful results in counseling. At a fundamental level, the contemplative counselor exhibits an unwavering reliance on the grace of God, which transforms all that is descriptive of the counseling encounter.--From publisher description.

Basic Counseling Techniques

Author: Wayne Perry
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463464318
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Integrative Counselling Skills in Action

Author: Sue Culley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857023535
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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'As a counsellor, supervisor and trainer I find this book such an excellent resource. It is invaluable in my teaching as well as supporting learning in supervision. Culley and Bond use their extensive experience as practitioners to demystify potentially complex ideas, instead presenting them in an accessible and engaging way. Counselling skills are described clearly and case study material is relevant to practice. The third edition brings new and contemporary content that further enhances the value of the book. Buy it now!' - Dr Andrew Reeves, Counsellor, Supervisor, Trainer and Editor of Counselling and Psychotherapy Research journal. Integrative Counselling Skills in Action, third edition, is a bestselling introduction to the core counselling skills. It takes you step-by-step through the skills and strategies needed at each stage of the counselling process -- beginning, middle and end - using illustrative case examples and providing practical checklists and summaries. New to the third edition: · Negotiating and managing a counselling contract · Using self-disclosure · Preparing for and using supervision · An example of supervision included in extended case study · A new preface Integrative Counselling Skills in Action is used by many thousands of students and practitioners who need guidance on using counselling skills in a variety of helping settings.